Japan to Cut Number of Nat’l Public Servants Recruited in 2013 to 40% of Number Recruited in 2009; Number Adjusted After Complaints from Prefectures

Japan to Cut Number of National Public Servants Recruited in 2013 to 40% of Number Recruited in 2009; Number Adjusted After Complaints from Prefectures
Yomiuri Shimbun: 公務員採用、6割削減で最終調整…府省反発受け
March 27, 2012

The Japanese government announced that it had made its final adjustment to the size of the reduction in the number of national public servants it will recruit in fiscal 2013: 60% less people will be hired next year than were hired in 2009 (8511).

Specifically. the prefectures with the greatest cuts will see a 70% reduction while a 50% reduction will be requested from those with the least. Vice Premier Okada had announced recruitment would drop 70% compared to 2009, but every prefecture protested that, saying “extreme repression of recruitment would handicap day-to-day operations,” leading Okada to decrease cuts.

In addition, at a cabinet roundtable on the morning of the 27th, Mr. Okada newly asked each cabinet minister for his support, saying “As we head toward an unprecedented period of restraint, I would like to receive all the help you can offer.”

Original/原稿:
公務員採用、6割削減で最終調整…府省反発受け

 政府は、2013年度の国家公務員新規採用数について、09年度(8511人)比で各府省全体で約6割減とする方向で最終調整に入った。

 具体的には、削減幅の多い省で7割弱、少ない省で5割の削減を求めている。岡田副総理は09年度比で7割以上の削減を指示していたが、各府省が「極端な採用抑制は日常業務に支障が出る」と反発したため、削減幅を引き下げることにした。

 これに関連し、岡田氏は27日午前の閣僚懇談会で、各閣僚に対し、新規採用について、「これまでを大幅に上回る抑制に向けて最大限協力いただきたい」と改めて要請した。

(2012年3月27日16時58分 読売新聞)

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