Civil Service Establishment
To facilitate the delivery of new policy initiatives and improved services to the public, the annual growth of the civil service establishment had been mostly in the range of 1% to 1.9% between 2007-08 and 2017-18.
In 2018-19, the civil service establishment is estimated to increase by about 3.7% and stand at 188 451 posts at the end of March 2019. The manpower increase aims at supporting the implementation of the policies, initiatives and new measures of the new-term Government, and easing the work pressure on civil servants. (Latest Civil Service Personnel Statistics)