Minister of Civil Service Prum Sokha has informed all ministries and state institutions to confirm the number of new officials needed for their national and sub-national units in 2024.

The figures should be sent to the Royal School of Administration (RSA) before July 25 for review and discussion, according to a letter from the minister.

The letter said the RSA would conduct entry examinations for Level B students, who would study for one year before being placed in ministries and institutions in 2024.

The RSA, it explained, needs the figures so that it could begin planning and dividing students by ministry.

Should a ministry or institution not send their figures to the RSA, it would be assumed that no new officials would be required, it added.

“Accordingly, please provide the required numbers by July 25,” said Sokha.

Ros Soveacha, spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, said the ministry had already received the letter from the civil service ministry. Currently, the education ministry was disseminating the contents of the letter to the units under its control, and would prepare a summary of its 2024 requirements.

According to the civil service ministry, as of April 2021, there were totally 214,038 male and female officials working in public service.