Message from Mr. S.K. Pather, Secretary for Public Service, Ministry
of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms
Ethical and principled behaviour are firmly
asserting themselves as important pillars to promote patterns of acceptable conducts
and practices in to-day’s successful organisations.
As we embark on the transformation of the
Public Sector in Mauritius, maintaining and upholding universal principles such
as fairness, justice, honesty and more importantly, trust, have become of overriding
concern. Such principles, as
Dr Stephen Covey, has put it so beautifully and I quote:
“are self evident, self
validating……. like natural laws that operate regardless of whether we decide to
obey them or not” (Unquote)
It is, therefore, crucial for each and
every one of us in the Public Sector to not only have a good understanding of
the concept of ethical and professional behaviour but also to fully embrace and
practise them so as to inspire trust and confidence in our institutions and, by extension,
the public we serve. Because again, as
Dr Covey has said: “A high trust culture becomes the basis for both empowerment and quality”.
I take this opportunity to appeal to my
colleagues in Ministries and Departments, to continuously strive to maintain
the highest ethical and professional standards in all their operations and
within the parameters of the laws of our country and in accordance with the
principles of good governance.
In this regard, the Ethics Online Corner will continuously be updated so that it
ultimately becomes a powerful platform to enhance integrity management and sustainable
ethical culture in the Public Sector.
S. K. Pather
Secretary for Public Service
Ministry of Civil Service
and Administrative Reforms