Pada pagi ini ramai guru yang akan menduduki peperiksaan Penilaian Tahap Kecekapan (PTK). Semua guru SKSM yang terlibat dengan PTK akan berada di SMKA Melor pada pagi ini. Didoakan semoga semua guru lulus dalam peperiksaan ini. Saya sendiri, alhamdulillah telah lulus kedua-dua kertas bersama Cgu Ainuddin, Cgu Asri dan juga Cgu Rosmaini. Walau bagaimanapun saya terpaksa juga ke SMKA Melor menghantar orang rumah. Selepas beliau selesai menduduki PTK nanti, saya dan famili akan bertolak pulang ke kampung halaman isteri di Selangor. Kepada pembaca blog sekalian, doakanlah semoga kami semua selamat dalam perjalanan pergi dan balik serta kita semua dipermudahkan oleh Allah dalam perjalanan dan apa jua urusan, sama ada di dunia mahupun di akhirat, insyaAllah...
*Blog akan dikemaskini sebaik sahaja pulang ke tanah air nanti... insyaAllah.
What Is PTK?
Under the SSM or Sistem Saraan Malaysia, all civil servants must now sit for and pass the PTK or Penilaian Tahap Kecekapan to qualify for vertical and horizontal salary increments as well as promotions. These exam requires the civil servants to sit for two objective papers covering areas such as the government structure, legal system and General Orders. Questions like whether the subject areas they had to cover and study are reflective of their professional competency and what would be the effects on those who failed this PTK? A pass rate of is frightening and horrifyingly low. How did this happen? Were the questions so fantastically tough, considering that the papers were objective ones? Must be a nightmare for the candidates.
The Rationale for Introducing the PTK
When the New Remuneration Scheme (SSB) was introduced in 1991, civil servants moaned on the way their performance are being appraised saying it's too subjective and exposed to bias. There is some legitimacy to this apprehension because the rewards under SSB, namely static, horizontal or vertical salary increment and promotion, are solely dependent on the heads of department's appraisal and observation. In 2002, the Malaysian Remuneration Scheme (SSM) was introduced to replace SSB with the civil service undergoing changes in the organisational structure toward facilitating and speeding up the decision making process. With the introduction of the SSM, civil servants enjoyed new employment scheme with better emolument, including the basic salary, fixed and variable allowances, and better career prospects and the SSM emphasised on training and quality aspects.The benchmark in appraising the civil servants were also reviewed under SSM with the emphasis on the evaluation conducted by the evaluation panel and the competency shown by the civil servant through Competency Level Assessment (PTK).
Purpose of the PTK
The main purpose of the PTK is to encourage self-development through continuous learning process and implementing the competency based human resources management. The rational in implementing PTK is to ensure civil servants have the knowledge, expertise and positive values in ensuring efficient service delivery. It is also meant to enhance the capability of the civil servants in facing the challenges brought about by globalisation, the nation's competitiveness, the effectiveness in implementing projects and delivering the services in line with the expectation of the people and stakeholders.
The PTK appraisal varies according to the position held by the civil servants and the methodology in use includes the following; essay and multiple choice questions, evaluation during courses, practical, observation, tests or interviews. Other than that, the Competency Evaluation Board can decide a suitable PTK evaluation method including the professional competency test to complement or as a replacement for PTK.