On November 15th 2013 at PPAO Council meeting room, PPAO Advisor – Mr. Samanasak Ratanasaenyanuparp presided over a prize giving ceremony for participants who completed the PPAO Working Operation Potential Development project. Joining Mr. Samasak were PPAO Vice Chief Administration Officer – Mr. Watcharin Patomwattanaphong, PPAO departmental heads, PPAO officials, and PPAO schools administrators.
Associate Professor Dr. Withayathorn Torkaew of Sukhothai Thammathirat University Communication Arts faculty explained that PPAO had assigned the university as an advisor to the program to work on a contest for the development of operational handbooks which would be used for school investigations as part of a campaign to develop the potential of school personnel. The awarding committee, comprising of Associated Prof Dr. Saneh Juito, Associated Prof. Sirisak Supamontri, and Associated Prof Dr. Withayathorn Torkaew judged the work using five criteria; teamwork, commitment to comply with suggestions, meeting deadlines, and principles to drive the practice forward. Six first prizes of 5,000 baht each were awarded to given finance division, planning and policy, council administration, deputy office, staff office, PPAO schools. Four second prizes of 5,000 baht each were given to: education, religion and culture, tourism and sports, transport, public health offices. Third prizes of 2,000 baht each were awarded to: technical, stock, and internal investigation offices.
Mr. Samasak said that the project was in line with PPAO planning, policy, and operation drive to fulfill the needs of the public, and included all administrators, council members, officials and staff, working for the same objective.
He said “Efficiency must be at the forefront of all PPAO sectors, who must always seek to improve on old operational procedures and build new frameworks to raise the standards of operations. The drive has resulted in engaging with Sukhothai Thammathirat University who designed a project entitled ‘Working Operation Potential Development’, whose aims are to study the needs and ways to develop potential of PPAO operational procedures. The project took the form of workshops in communication, human resources development, assessment and feedback.”
“I hope that all personnel will take on board the principles studied, especially in the area of public service, which must be efficient, quick and satisfy all concerned. The guidelines developed are important, but equally important is that you use the principles outlined within. We must also develop and change the guidelines as needed. I thank all PPAO team who participated in this project. Also thanks to Sukhothai Thammathirat University for taking responsibility. Let’s now drive PPAO to excellence so that we are all ready for the future,” he concluded.