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The history of the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission. (OPDC)

         


  The Bureaucracy Reform in B.E. 2545 has resulted in significant changes in administration process and major restructuring of government sectors, which are ministries, ministerial bureaus and departments. It is the result of the National Government Organization Act (5th Revision) B.E. 2545 and the Act on Reorganization of ministries, ministerial bureaus, departments in B.E. 2545 that came into force on the 3rd October 2545 B.E.. The panel code Section 3/1 of the National Government Organization Act (5th Revision) 2545 B.E. specifies that the public administration is required to effectively manage in any way for the wellbeing of the people and accomplish the public sector missions. It also requires to appoint the Public Sector Development Commission (PDC) to be a mechanism to steer to achieve the foregoing effective result where the Office of the Public Sector Development (OPDC) is the main body for public administration development. The OPDC is responsible for supporting the Public Sector Development Commission through giving recommendations and suggestions to the minister cabinet who is responsible for the bureaucracy development and other public sector duties, which include structure of bureaucracy, budgeting system, personnel system, moral virtue and ethics standard, compensation and other public sector practices, to be carried out in accordance with the aspiration of the National Government Organization Act (5th Revision) B.E. 2545 and the royal decree 2546 B.E. on the principle and practice of good governance.

            It can be said that the OPDC was founded on the 3rd October 2545 B. E. On that occasion, OPDC was appointed as a non-departmental government body under the Office of the Prime Minister, reporting directly to the Prime Minister.

             Later on the National Government Organization Act (7th Revision) 2550 B.E., which was enforced on the 15th September 2550 B.E., specified that the OPDC is a departmental government body under the Office of the Prime Minister. It is responsible for OPDCs general affairs and other duties designated by the law or OPDCs regulation. The OPDC Secretary General is the position of civil servant, who is the chief of the government officials and staff of OPDC, who undertakes the state duties under the supervision of the Prime Minister. Thus, the OPDC supposes that the15th September of each year is the date of establishment of the office.

 



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