In the work meeting between Ahmad Nader Nadery, Chairman of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission, and Sayed Anwar Sadaat, Acting Minister of labor and Social Affairs, the proposed changes to the ministry’s organizational structure were discussed.
Chairman of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission emphasized that in the organizational structure of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs its main duties and better realization of the objectives of this agency should be taken into consideration.
According to a section of the proposed changes in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, a number of third grade positions in the ministry need to be promoted to second grade positions, and also work interferences and work similarities between various departments of the ministry should be eliminated after identification.
Sayed Anwar Sadaat, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, thanked the Commission for its cooperation and added that our main objective is to create a sound and effective administration that is in line with international standards, so that citizens can enjoy better services.
Chairman of the IARCSC directed the Civil Service Structural Reform team to review the proposed changes in the organizational structure of Ministry of the Labor and Social Affairs, in coordination with the ministry.
Mr. Nadery, regarding the promotion of a number of third grade positions of this ministry, said that any kind of position promotion have budgetary and structural implications. Based on the Commission’s uniform policy, the structural limit of the government of Afghanistan should be consistent with the budget capability and it should not increase.
Chairman of the Commission noted that civil service position can be only promoted if the terms of reference, type of duties, and workload justify the change and promotion.
Mr. Nadery said: “More attention should be paid to the issues of social security, such as retirement houses for elderly and child labor monitoring. At the moment, many children are working in taxing, full time jobs and vulnerable children should be protected in accordance with the domestic rules and regulations and international obligations.”
Mr. Nader about sending workers abroad said: “the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs should build the capacity to provide skilled workers with the necessary training and, at the same time, after evaluations, issue them with a credible and effective certificates, which can be used in regional and international markets.”
Chairman of the Commission also added: “the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is a policy making ministry. It should develop policies which can support job creation.”