Even as the Government continues to work towards an efficient and professional public service through, in part, the digitisation of public records and the increased use of Information Communication Technology (ICT), the Department of Public Service, which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency, is working to develop an online application process for National Scholarships by 2018.
This is running parallel to the Department’s efforts of improve the process and ensure public accountability and transparency.
According to a MOTP release, Head of the Public Service and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Public Service, Mr. Reginald Brotherson, earlier today, said that the Department is hoping to modernise its application system as soon as possible.
“The Government has a national programme through the [e-Government Agency/National Data Management Authority (NDMA)] and they are working hard but we will be moving into that stage where we will have the appropriate technology well utilised in the Department of Public Service… So within a year or so, we should be able to move right into that direction,” he said.
According to Brotherson, the Department has been working to ensure that a transparent process is created and managed to afford Guyanese citizens scholarship opportunities.