M’sians welcome move to extend operating hours at govt depts.

11-Jan-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Members of the public have urged federal government departments to maximise productivity following the decision to extend their operating hours by half an hour.

Insurance consultant Lau Yew Hee said he hoped the new operating hours, which have been extended from 7.30am to 6pm, must ensure better service delivery for the people.

“However, the extended operating hours must be properly publicised so that the public can make full use of the extra time,” Lau told the New Straits Times when met here.

Organic fertiliser supplier Soh Wee Beng said civil servants should be extra productive as they could now work on four shifts.

“This new policy will only be effective if civil servants are efficient in carrying out their duties during working hours.

“Otherwise, it will make very little difference if they choose to drag their feet or slack off at work,” said Soh.

Restoran Tanjung KTT operator Gunaa Sivanathan said the extended hours would give businesspeople more time to deal with the various government departments.

“Unlike the usual 8am to 4pm, we now have ample to meet the officers face-to-face,” he said.

Food supplier Richard Lee said while he supported the move, he hoped civil servants showed more commitment in serving the people.

“If the staff skive off work, disappear for breakfast or coffee breaks, the public service counters will remain empty and this will result in longer queues,” said Lee.



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