NHREP to monitor implementation
The implementation of the master plan of the National Human Resources
and Employment Policy (NHREP) was formulated by the Senior Ministers
Secretariat with ILO technical support, to promote the concept of decent
work within the context of the country's rapid development trajectory.
Accordingly, a unit was set up at the Secretariat last week to
coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Master Plan.
Senior Minister for Human Resources D.E.W. Gunasekara opened the
unit. Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs Prof. Tissa Vitharana and
ILO Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Donglin Li were
Li said this initiative was a good example in terms of managing a
program of this depth and width. He congratulated the Government on its
efficiency in having the plan implementation, monitoring and reporting
system in place within a short period.
The NHREP has a dual function: to enable the country's human
resources to be developed and to contribute fully to economic and social
well-being which would lead to a satisfying lifestyle.
This policy has been aligned to the Mahinda Chinthana -- Vision for a
new Sri Lanka, the 10-year Horizon Development Framework and United
Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). It was approved by the
Cabinet in September 2012.
The NHREP has identified 19 main areas for intervention and these
have been categorised into five main pillars to develop strategies for
implementation. A results-based implementation framework has been
prepared consisting of actions, guidelines, outputs, outcomes and key
Government Ministries, the Employers Federation of Ceylon, Ceylon
Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and
industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) and Trade Unions were involved in the
preparation of the Detailed Action Plan to implement NHREP.