Innovation helps to enhance civil service delivery system

Team Tatsunoko (Miri City Council) present their innovation named
Flexineator – a delineator post which claims to be more durable. —
Photos by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

Team Tatsunoko (Miri City Council) present their innovation named Flexineator – a delineator post which claims to be more durable. — Photos by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

KUCHING: The state government is inculcating the culture of innovation among civil servants to enhance the service delivery system.

Civil servants are exposed to more approaches on creative elements and innovation in almost every segment of their respective organisation by way of the innovation week which is held yearly.

Among the objectives of the innovation week is to create awareness on the importance of creative and innovative thinking among civil servants in the service industry, sharing of ideas and experience and product promotion as part of the State Civil Service 2010-2020 Action Plan.

This year, the state-level Innovative and Creative (KIK) convention which carries the theme ‘Innovation: Catalysts for Excellence’ is held at Imperial Hotel from Oct 17 to 21.

Yesterday, the top 20 teams from across Sarawak started the presentation of their innovations in the Management category (eight teams), Technical category (nine teams) and Hybrid category (three teams – made up of more than two organisations).

The teams are Black Olive (Sarawak Prisons Department, Sibu Division), Lands Tahai Q (Limbang Land and Survey Department), K-9INE (Miri Port Authority and Fire and Rescue Department), Tatsunoko (Miri City Council), Accurate (Mukah Land and Survey Department), Sky Crew (Sarawak Immigration Department), Sarawakensis (Sarawak Forest Department), Peka X (Kuching South City Council), Tapow (Mukah Resident’s Office), B Ten (Kuching Water Board), Menaul Batu II (Bintulu Agriculture Department and Universiti Putra Malaysia), S4P (National Registration Department, Sarawak), Biobegonia (Sarawak Biodiversity Centre), Land Sibu Q (Sibu Land and Survey Department), Engine 14 (Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department), Timepiece (Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation), Pyramid V2 (Padawan Municipal Council), Serdic (Serian District Council, United Chinese Chamber of Commerce Serian and representatives of food premises), Kicho (Majlis Islam Sarawak) and Subis District Council.

The objectives of the KIK convention is to provide recognition to the participating teams as well as provide them with a platform to showcase their innovations.

A total of 82 teams from Sarawak showcased their innovations during the preliminaries at the district-level this year.

Meanwhile, the closing and prize-giving ceremony will be held on Oct 21 and is expected to be officiated at by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem and State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Morshidi Ghani.

Prizes include the coveted Chief Minister’s Trophy and cash prizes of RM5,000 to be presented to the best teams from each category.

Other prizes are the State Secretary’s Trophy (RM3,500) and State Federal Secretary’s Trophy (RM2,500).

Under the Management category and the Technical category, another two prizes will be awarded to the best teams which are adjudged the Most Creative Presentation (RM1,000) and Most Creative Exhibition (RM1,000).