CSC to consider downsizing proposals with consideration for welfare of public servants and service delivery │ GMA News Online

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) said on Friday it would “thoroughly consider” proposed bureaucracy resizing measures that could affect 2 million government workers.

CSC President Karlo Nograles said the commission “understands and accepts” the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the adverse effects of the current situation on “health, economy and other factors. that affect lives and livelihoods”. Filipino workers.

“Therefore, the Commission supports any initiative that would ensure greater efficiency in public sector administration and create an agile and future-ready civil service,” Nograles said in a press release.

“The Commission assures everyone that it will thoroughly consider any proposed legislation on resizing the bureaucracy and provide its inputs, with the welfare of civil servants and the efficient delivery of services to the public being its primary considerations,” he said. -he adds.

On Wednesday, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) revealed that it plans to ask Congress to give President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. the power to “adjust” or reduce bureaucracy to save funds.

DBM Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said they would check 187 agencies, departments, offices and offices, including government-owned and controlled companies – which employ around two million people – for redundant or overlapping functions. .

Those who lose their jobs will be able to apply again, Pangandaman added, as other government positions would likely open up as part of the process.

Three lawmakers — Senators Loren Legarda, Sonny Angara and Francis Escudero — backed the proposal, saying it was long overdue.

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, however, argued that Congress should be the one to abolish governmental entities and not the executive branch.

For her part, former Davao mayor and now vice president Sara Duterte said the downsizing was a “good decision”, although she doubted it could be accomplished in the short term given the difficulty of its implementation.

“Nahirapan nga kami sa LGU namin (We struggled to apply it in our city), more so in national government,” Duterte said. — DVM, GMA News