Updated: 05/09/2013 03:08

Feedback gathering to start on National Service improvements

Feedback gathering to start on National Service improvements

Over the next six months, Singaporeans will be asked for feedback on how to beef up National Service. 

The Committee announced in March to Strengthen National Service will lead focus group discussions and town hall sessions to engage the public. 

Singaporeans can also participate in the consultation sessions via a new website,www.strengthenNS.sg

The Committee is made up of 20 members, including Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, Members of Parliament, top brass in the military and private sector employers. 

It will recommend measures to enhance National Service as a critical institution for Singapore's continued survival and success. 

The measures are meant to motivate servicemen to give their best in serving, help them balance their duties with family and work commitments, enhance support from families, companies, new citizens and the broader community, and promote recognition of servicemen's efforts. 

The Committee met for the first time today and will gather feedback to come up with the measures. 

Its work is expected to be done within a year.

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