Over 50% Of Thai Bureaucrats Say Nepotism Influences Promotions: Survey

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Over 50% of Thai bureaucrats say nepotism influences promotions: survey

Over 50% Of Thai Bureaucrats Say Nepotism Influences Promotions: Survey

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

THE NATION

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

THE NATION

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