Civil servants within the Office of the Council of Ministers have been reminded to submit evidence of any degrees they have obtained before August 10, if they hope to be considered for a possible promotion.
Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin, who is also acting minister for the Office of the Council of Ministers, issued the reminder last week.
Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said the reminder was an encouragement for civil servants that was held annually.
San Chey, executive director of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability, said the process would be beneficial if it avoided nepotism and bribery.
“As I understand, there are two factors to upgrade the rank of civil servants; their seniority and quality of work, as well as degrees,” he said.
“Therefore, if the promotion to civil servants follows those incentives, it will improve the functioning of the government.”