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Puspanita Can Play Role To Help Members Face IR 4.0 Wave

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PUTRAJAYA – The National Association of Wives of Civil Servants and Women Civil Servants (Puspanita) can play a more efficient role and act as a game changer in drafting more programmes so that members are more prepared to tackle the Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0 wave.

Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is also Puspanita patron, said female civil servants, in particular were advised to be proactive in equipping themselves with all relevant knowledge and skills for IR 4.0.

“Among the aspects of preparation that need to be given attention is upskilling because many jobs will be taken over by automated technology and reskilling so that existing human resources remain relevant along with a career path that is more assured,” she said when officiating the 36th Puspanita annual meeting here today.

Rosmah said the concept of service delivery (public) would change and bring new definitions to the expanded scope via IR 4.0.

She said the challenges would become increasingly complex to be addressed when the rapid speed of digitalisation also triggered megatrends in various fields such as technology, economy and social.

“Megatrends will change the landscape, features and functions of the civil service in that era and this phenomenon demands civil servants to devise a new stratgey from now on,’ she said.

Meanwhile Puspanita president Puan Sri Rohani Abdullah, in her speech, said currently Puspanita membership had reached 130, 000 members nationwide.

Last year, Puspanita spent RM1.9 million for welfare purposes through various contributions and welfare visits whereby Puspanita practised and explained government policies, she said.

At the event, Rosmah also presented the national level Puspanita Special Award to Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) secretary general Tan Sri Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad, who is also Puspanita KKMM branch advisor.

Four other recipients of the national level Puspanita Special Award are National Arts and Culture Department director general Tan Sri Norliza Rofli, former secretary of the Prime Minister’s Department’s Internal Audit Division Datuk Mariam Kholidah Zulkifli, National Cancer Institute director Dr Asmayani Khalib and Puspanita vice president II Datin Seri Norizam Che Mohd Nor.

KKMM also received the Puspanita Branch Performance. Other recipients of the award are Youth and Sports Ministry, Federal Territories Ministry, Home Ministry, Health Ministry, Prime Minister’s Department and Sabah State Puspanita.

Rosmah also handed over contributions amounting to RM750,000 to Serdang Hospital for the purchase of a unit of ambulance and cardiac intervention equipment.

Meanwhile Puspanita KKMM branch chairman Dr Yasmeen Yasim when asked to comment on the Performance Award said it would enhance the motivation of Puspanita KKMM to continue actively cooperate with the national Puspanita and other Puspanita branches. – BERNAMA

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