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Over 50% Of Thai Bureaucrats Say Nepotism Influences Promotions: Survey
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022
More Than Half Of Government And State Enterprise Employees Believe Nepotism Still Has A Strong Influence On Their Career Promotions, According To A New Survey.
The National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) surveyed opinions from 1,310 bureaucrats and state enterprise employees. The survey was carried out from September 12-14.
Asked whether nepotism affected promotions within the bureaucracy, 50.15 per cent of respondents said it had a strong influence or occurred quite often.
However, few thought that nepotism was the main reason behind career advancement.
Asked what they thought was the major factor in promotions this year:
– 35.04% said capability and experience
– 29.85% said capability and past performance
– 13.36% said seniority
– 8.47% said vision related to the new post
– 7.94% said knowledge (education level and training)
– 3.74% said good discipline
– 1.45% said others, including nepotism and connections
– 0.15% were not sure, not interested or had no comment
When asked whether they thought nepotism was a factor in promotions:
– 34.58% said quite often
– 15.57% said it had a strong influence
– 25.35% said no
– 23.13% said rarely
– 1.37% were not sure, not interested or had no comment
Asked whether they thought mutual favours were a factor:
– 43.21% said no
– 23.74% said rarely
– 19.69% said quite often
– 10:08% said always
– 3.28% were not sure, not interested or had no comment
Asked what they would do if they suspected promotions were unfair:
– 54.35% said they would make an official appeal
– 26.34% said do nothing
– 6.72% said file a case with the administrative court
– 4.27% said they would resign
– 3.44% would plea for justice via social media
– 2.06% would seek people with influence to pressure their bosses
– 1.75% would complain to the media
– 0.31% would take other action (file complaint with Interior Ministry or seek transfer to another agency)
– 0.76% were not sure, not interested or had no comment