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Secretary General of the Department of Rural and Community Development

From: Department of Rural and Community Development

The Secretary General of the Department has the following responsibilities:

  • managing the business generally of the Department;
  • implementing Government policies appropriate to the Department;
  • monitoring Government policies that affect the Department;
  • delivering outputs as determined by the Minister;
  • providing policy advice to the Minister on all matters within the remit of the Department;
  • preparing Statements of Strategy for submission to the Minister;
  • providing progress reports to the Minister on the implementation of the Statement of Strategy;
  • ensuring proper use of resources and the provision of cost-effective public services;
  • preparing an outline of how specific responsibilities are to be assigned to other officers down through the Department;
  • managing matters relating to appointments, performance, discipline and dismissal of civil servants below the grade of Principal or its equivalent.

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