Chief Secretary to the Government
|Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia|
|Government of Malaysia
Prime Minister's Department
|Reports to||Prime Minister of Malaysia|
|Nominator||Prime Minister of Malaysia|
as Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
|Inaugural holder||Abdul Aziz Majid|
|Formation||1 August 1957|
|Salary||MYR 23,577 monthly |
The Chief Secretary to the Government (Malay: Ketua Setiausaha Negara) is the most senior officer in the Malaysian Civil Service. He is secretary to the Cabinet of Malaysia and is the secretary-general of the Prime Minister's Department.
The title of "Chief Secretary to the Government" in Malaysia dates back to the Federated Malay States. In 1911, it replaced the office of Resident-General as head of the British colonial administration. The inaugural Chief Secretary was Edward Lewis Brockman. After 1936, the administrative powers of Chief Secretary was transferred to the British High Commissioner.
The Chief Secretary to the Government is the head of the Civil Service of Malaysia and the highest-ranking civil servant in the Federal Government of Malaysia. He attends Cabinet meetings as its secretary and monitors the implementation of its policies. He also heads the large Prime Minister's Department, which is in charge of, among others, supporting the Prime Minister, administration of the civil service, state protocol and Islamic affairs.
In addition, the Chief Secretary chairs the meetings of Ministry secretaries-generals and meetings of Department directors-general.
List of Chief Secretaries
The list of Chief Secretaries to the Government from 1957 to present:
|No.||Chief Secretaries||Picture||Took office||Left office|
|1||Abdul Aziz Majid||1 August 1957||31 August 1964|
|2||Abdul Jamil Abdul Rais||1 September 1964||6 November 1967|
|3||Mohamad Burhanuddin||7 November 1967||31 December 1969|
|4||Abdul Kadir Shamsuddin||1 January 1970||30 September 1976|
|5||Abdullah Mohd Salleh||1 October 1976||31 December 1978|
|6||Abdullah Ayub||1 January 1979||30 November 1980|
|7||Hashim Aman||1 December 1980||14 June 1984|
|8||Salehuddin Mohamed||15 June 1984||31 January 1990|
|9||Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid||1 February 1990||16 September 1996|
|10||Abdul Halim Ali||17 September 1996||31 January 2001|
|11||Samsudin Osman||1 February 2001||2 September 2006|
|12||Mohd Sidek Hassan||3 September 2006||23 June 2012|
|13||Ali Hamsa||24 June 2012||Incumbent|