Advantages Of Traditional Public Administration

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‘New Public Management is an alternative to the traditional public administration’. Discuss.
The newly elected Government of Mauritius clearly laid down its ambitions regarding Public Administration in the Government Programme 2015-2019. The public sector will be re-organised and reformed to make it more productive, transparent, accountable and customer friendly. A Public Sector Efficiency Bureau is set up as a department of the newly crafted Ministry of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reform (Govt. Programme 2015-19). If it sounded just as the usual rhetoric from a new government, the 2015-2016 Budget Speech reiterated this determination after finding out that the country’s system for transparency and good governance to be also at the crossroad. Instead of staying idle with the present system characterised by opacity that breeds corruption, the government calls to go out for a cleansing that will inject more meritocracy, transparency, good governance in the management of public affairs (Budget Speech, 2015). The Mauritian government can be said to be moving away from the
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A new managerial approach in the public sector emerged in the 1980s and early 1990s and it was named New Public Management. This new approach lays the emphasis on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of government organizations, instruments and programs, and higher quality service delivery. This new model of public sector management emerged in the most advanced countries, as well as in many developing ones, and is regarded by many authors as "not a reform of the traditional Public administration, but a transformation of the public sector and its relationship with government and society" (Hoos,
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