i. Occupational Position
The total number of vacancies approved by the Malaysian Treasury personnel warrant for 2016 is 1,681 posts for the Top Management, Management & Professional groups and Implementing groups. As at 31 December 2016, the number of MADA members is 1,465 in total, which is 87.1% of the number of posts by service group. Breakdown of posts and comparisons of post offices according to the service group are as follows:

ii. Appointment and Retirement
a. Appointment
Throughout 2016, MADA has appointed 41 members of various grades and positions to fill vacancies comprising 41 members of the Implementing Group to fill vacancies at MADA. Details of post office in the MADA service in 2016 are as follows:

b. Retirement
In 2016, a total of 54 members of the Muda Pertanian Development Authority (MADA) retired. Of these, a total of 30 compulsory retirement members, 22 retired members and 2 members have died while in service.

iii. Advancement
In 2016, a total of 15 Management and Professional group officers have been certified for advancement. A total of 10 Management and Professional Group officers are enrolled in advancement effective April 17, 2016. A total of 25 people on various service schemes are recommended for flexible advancement at grade 41/44. For the Implementing Group, 2 people were enrolled in advancement and 4 were promoted to advancement.

iv. Career Development Program
Until 2016, a total of 17 MADA officers have been successfully commissioned as an Agency Counselor Partner after successfully attending counseling courses organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry. The program is organized with the aim of a trained Agency Supervisory Partner to be a qualified officer who can be referred to by members for advice and guidance if there is a personal problem that affects emotions and work performance.

v. Harmonious Work Environment
To improve harmony at the workplace, the Joint Council Meeting (MBJ) was held three times in 2016 with members representing the employers ‘representatives and workers’ representatives. MBA MADA Meeting was held on the following dates:

vi. Recognition of Excellence
The Muda Agricultural Promise Agency (MADA) Outstanding Service Award Ceremony was held March 27, 2016 at Grand Alora Hotel, Alor Setar Kedah.

Y.B. Dato “Wira Othman bin Abd Aziz, Chairman of the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA) presented the awards to the recipients. A total of 118 officers and members of MADA have received the Excellent Service Award assessed through the Annual Performance Evaluation Valuation Report (LNPT) of 2015.

In addition to the Excellent Service Award Ceremony, the MADA also holds a Set Budi 2016 Night which was held on 26 December 2016 to celebrate MADA retirees. A total of 54 retired MADA members were also celebrated as 30 compulsory retirement members, 22 retirement members and 2 retirement members.

A total of 12 members were awarded with the MADA Service Loyalty Award, which they were selected from among those who performed excellently in their duties and earned 85% LNPT marks over for 3 consecutive years and have served for 35 years.

There are 2 groups of Innovative & Creative competitions that were also recognized at the event namely from the Management category (Thrive Group) and Technical Category (Revolutionary Group).

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