The Ministry of Culture has stressed its policy of upholding the principles of good governance and transparency against corruption, in order to develop the efficiency of its operations on a continual basis.
Permanent Secretary for Culture Yupha Taweewattanakitborvon stated that the Ministry of Culture aims to develop itself as a model of an integrity organization. Each year, it takes part in the Integrity and Transparency Assessment (ITA) program, aimed at promoting a corruption-free public sector.
She said that the Cabinet had instructed state agencies nationwide to join ITA, which was developed and proposed by the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).
ITA is designed to be a creative force in improving and uplifting the good governance of Thailand’s public sector, covering the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government, as well as independent agencies under the Constitution. It also helps improve the performance of various organizations and enables them to provide more efficient services to the general public.
As for the 2021 fiscal year, Mrs. Yupha said that the Ministry of Culture’s Anti-Corruption Operations Center reported that the ministry is being assessed by three parties of stakeholders, namely personnel at the Ministry of Culture, those who have contacted or received services from the ministry, and representatives from the ITA program.
She said that the assessment emphasizes the quality of operations, efficiency of communication, and improvements in the working system and service provision. The ministry expects to send the results of its ITA 2021 to the NACC in June 2021.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department