By Ahmed Huque
The civil provider has made major contribution to the improvement of Hong Kong. through the years, this establishment has been uncovered to demanding situations emanating from the swiftly altering setting. The coaching for Hong Kong's integration with China used to be a tremendous accomplishment for the civil service.
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In 1972, he announced a bold ten-year programme to provide public housing for 1 800 000 people, which necessitated the construction of 45 000 residential flats every year. This target could not be met even once over the next ten years, and the largest number achieved was 35 700 flats in 1982. The major reason for the shortfall in the Governor's plans was the Financial Secretary's fears that fulfillment of the housing programme would overload the construction industry and lead to excessive demand in the economy.
The 1974 reform of the central government machinery, based on the recommendations of the McKinsey management consultants (McKinsey & Co, 1973), introduced a 'policy' layer above the heads of departments so that the latter's policy and implementation activities were coordinated and monitored by new policy secretaries who became the principal officers of the government under the Governor, the Chief Secretary and the Financial Secretary. The reorganization of the Government Secretariat in effect helped to enable the evolution of a cabinet of policy secretaries who increasingly operated and behaved as 'ministers', especially after the arrival in 1992 of Governor Chris Patten who expected these top-rank officials to promote government policies openly and to lobby the legislature vigorously in such regard.
This target could not be met even once over the next ten years, and the largest number achieved was 35 700 flats in 1982. The major reason for the shortfall in the Governor's plans was the Financial Secretary's fears that fulfillment of the housing programme would overload the construction industry and lead to excessive demand in the economy. Unlike many other states in the world, Hong Kong is not so much ruled as administered. Hong Kong has been described as an 'administrative state' which 'should not be thought of as a state devoid of legislative and judicial organs but as state in which administrative organization and operations are particularly p r o m i n e n t ' (Harris, 1988: 70).