Kazakhstan’s Civil Servants through the Eyes of Society
A new element in training courses for Kazakhstan’s civil servants will be the subject, “State service through the eyes of the media and business”. Introducing the subject, the Chairman of the State Service Agency, Alikhan Baymenov, said that they wanted people going into state service to have an idea from the start how the media, business and the people who will depend upon their services view them. As a way of monitoring civil servants and their work, a social council has been formed, with journalists and business people represented on it. The intention is to create a network of councils in order to facilitate a dialogue between state officials and civil society. The councils will also interact with individual citizens and non-governmental organizations.