THIS country will have an improved and more "citizen-centric"public service, said Public Administration Minister Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan.
"We have to make sure that our people get the best service in the shortest time, at the lowest cost and of the highest quality,"she added.
She said the expansion of the public sector was because of an emphasis on serving people of the country. "As we move ahead, the well-being, the welfare and the needs of our citizens will determine what the public service becomes, how it functions, where it functions and how well it functions. We are going to be what is called 'citizen-centric',"she added.
She spoke on Saturday as the ministry commemorated the end of Public Service Week 2012 with a Job Fair at the Brian Lara Promenade, Port of Spain.
According to a ministry release, hundreds of people braved continuous rain to attend the fair. Seepersad-Bachan promised that job fairs would continue and be taken throughout the country.
Public Administration Ministry permanent secretary Gillian Macintyre said that, though a job in the public service may not seem "sexy"to young people, it is a very rewarding career.
"I can tell you, however, that as a professional in the public service, I would not trade my time in (it) or my job for any other in the private or State sector. Throughout my career, I believe that I was given an environment that was stable, supportive and sustaining. There were opportunities for furthering my education and bettering myself,"she said.