Budget Vote Reports adopted

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Meeting Summary

Video: Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration

Tabled Committee Reports

The meeting was a continuation of the meeting that took place the day prior and for Members to adopt the budget vote reports of the department and entities where the amendments were discussed the prior day.

A Member suggested that fewer recommendations in the Committee reports to allow for the Committee to better track and follow up on the implementation of its recommendations. The Committee was advised to follow up on recommendations due to the fact that often, recommendations are made repeatedly

Meeting report

The Chairperson noted that the consideration and amendment of the reports already took place in the meeting held the day prior and the purpose of the current meeting was to adopt the reports.

The Committee researcher took Members through the amendments.

Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the Strategic Plan 2019/20—2023/24, Annual Performance Plans (APPs) 2021/22 and the Budget Vote 9 of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

The Committee researcher said there was one addition to the report which was changing an observation into a recommendation, recommended by Ms Maluleke (ANC). The amendments were made during the previous meeting.  

The report was adopted.

Dr L Schreiber (DA) asked the Committee to note that the DA reserves rights to the above report.

Ms C Motsepe (EFF) asked the Committee to note that the EFF rejects the report.

The Chairperson indicated to the Committee that the report has been adopted.

Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the Strategic Plan 2019/20—2023/24, Annual Performance Plans (APPs) 2021/22 and the Budget Vote 14 of Statistics South Africa

The Committee researcher noted that there was an amendment at 9.9 which dealt with the budget shortfall and that the Committee sought a joint meeting with the Appropriation Committee in order for the matter of StatsSA shortfall budget to be addressed.

The report was adopted.

Dr M Gondwe (DA) informed the Committee that the DA reserved its voting rights.

Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the Strategic Plan 2019/20—2023/24, Annual Performance Plans (APPs) 2021/22 and the Budget Vote 12 of the Public Service Commission

The report was adopted.

Ms Motsepe noted that the EFF objected to the report.

Dr Schreiber indicated that the DA reserves rights to take a position on the report.

Mr J McGluwa (DA) stated that the Committee should note that it is only ANC Members who approve this report.

Ms M Lesoma (ANC) asked him what the problem was.

The Chairperson stated that Members have the right to reserve their right not to support the reports. The rights of Members that support the reports cannot be taken away.

Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the Strategic Plan 2019/20—2023/24, Annual Performance Plans (APPs) 2021/22 and the Budget Vote 7 of the National School of Government  

The report was adopted.

Ms R Komane (EFF) asked the Committee to note that the EFF objected to the report.

Dr Gondwe stated that the DA reserves its rights on this report.

Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration on the Strategic Plan 2019/20—2023/24, Annual Performance Plans (APPs) 2021/22 and the Budget Vote 11 of the Department of PublicService and Administration   

The Committee researcher said there were issues with one of the observations which was changed into a recommendation. This amendment was made during the previous meeting.

The report was adopted.

Ms Motsepe said the EFF objected to the report.  

Dr Schreiber stated that the DA reserves its rights on the report.

The Chairperson stated that the report was adopted with the objections made by other parties. That was the final report.

Ms Lesoma suggested that in future, the Committee should aim to make fewer recommendations – this would allow the Committee to better monitor and track the resolutions in the report. The Committee was advised to follow up on recommendations due to the fact that often, recommendations are made repeatedly.

Ms Komane stated that she is disappointed with Ms Lesoma as she should have illustrated beforehand that she does not agree with the recommendations made by the Committee. Ms Lesoma was questioned as to why she would second and adopt reports she does not agree with.

Ms Lesoma responded by saying that she raised this issue in the previous meeting and that it is important to remain proactive when dealing with reports.

The Chairperson said that the meeting was not set up for this kind of discussions, but he will award Members a chance to speak.

Ms M Ntuli (ANC) supported the point made by Ms Lesoma. It is important as the Committee does introspection. The Committee should continuously follow up. The Committee should ensure it checks up on its work, does follow ups and follow ups on recommendations.

Ms Motsepe stated that the meeting was to adopt the reports and not to discuss any other issues. The meeting was not dealt with in a proper manner.

The Chairperson agreed but noted that he does not know what Members are going to say when they raise their hand. However, going forward in future, meetings of the Committee will do just that. The reports were adopted and the reservations or rejections by parties have been noted.

The meeting was adjourned.

 

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