Kazakhstan’s President calls for officials to be promoted for merit
Kazakhstan, Baku, Oct. 17 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov/
Career advancement should be fueled by merit, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
"A person should advance in career based on their merit... I am a person who went through all that can be gone through - I went from being a worker to being in district management, urban and regional management and then to republican leadership," Nazarbayev said at a meeting with government officials of the 'A' Corps.
He said it is obvious that not those who worked hard and did everything, but those who sat about are advancing in their careers.
"You yourself should also work in a corresponding manner," Nazarbayev added.
The President also advised the civil servants, who lost their jobs in times of crisis, not to blame everyone and everything, and think about how they are to blame.
"People are different. During our economic reforms, some properly understood, started working successfully, started a business, and today live well, they have everything," Nazarbayev said.
He went on to say that, some persons did not have enough education and enough experience.
"They found themselves on the roadside, dissatisfied, blaming everyone and everything. Someone over there is guilty in everything, from the akim (head) of the district, region, up to the president. Man, unfortunately, tends not to think about his faults," the President said.
According to him, Kazakhstan has practically re-formed its administrative corps.
"You have passed a difficult phase of selection, and proved that you know the laws very well, and that you are masters of your job. That person who failed to pass the contest should not assume that he was dismissed at all. He is in the reserve and has all possibilities to return to this corps," Kazakh President said.
Nazarbayev also said that from January 1, 2014, the salaries of the civil servants of 'A' Corps will be raised by 50 per cent.
"Good payment of workers, civil servants, especially of the 'A' Corps is an injection against corruption. Revenues should be sufficient for living, for supporting a family, so from January 1 next year, your salaries will be increased by 50 percent," Nazarbayev said.