Awards and Accolades

AGO Recipients of 2016 National Day Awards

Mr Ganesan, Senior Assistant Director, recipient of the 2016 NDA Commendation Medal

Ganesan_Photo“I feel satisfied that I play a part in ensuring proper accountability of public funds and safeguarding the Government’s coffers”.

- Senior Assistant Director, Mr Ganesan on the values of professionalism and excellence 

Having dedicated 25 years of service to AGO, the nation’s auditor, Ganesan is proud to be an AGO officer. He shared that his personal values are very much aligned with the core values of AGO, namely Professionalism, Independence, Integrity and Excellence.

“I value the independence of a government auditor and I feel satisfied that I play a part in ensuring proper accountability of public funds and safeguarding the Government’s coffers,” Ganesan shared.

He attributes his long tenure to the sense of fulfilment that he derives from auditing and helping public service agencies improve their systems and processes.

Ganesan is also an active contributor to the Public Service Giving Initiatives. He supports the Public Service Giving (PSG) Ambassador in the various PSG initiatives (including charity drives and donations) and works with the Social Committee in various corporate social responsibility activities.  

The Commendation Medal was awarded to Ganesan in recognition of his consistent good service and significant efficiency, competence and devotion to his duties. Upon hearing that he was given the award, Ganesan was “stunned” with surprise.

Although unexpected, he feels honoured to have received the Commendation Medal and sees this award as a morale booster for him. He aims to continue to strive for excellence and work hard alongside his team and supervisors. The cooperation, support, and encouragement received from them are his sources of motivation at work.

Mr Mohamad Hussein Bin Yusoff, IT Executive, recipient of the 2016 NDA Efficiency Medal 

Hussein_photo“Good public officers must be honest and contribute to the organisation in whatever ways they can.”

- IT Executive, Mr Mohamad Hussein Bin Yusoff on the values of integrity and professionalism

Hussein is a familiar figure to most AGO staff. For the past 25 years of dedicated service in AGO, he has helped many colleagues resolve their IT problems.

The Efficiency Medal was awarded to Hussein in recognition of his superior performance and consistent diligence and dedication in his work.  Hussein is delighted and happy to receive the Efficiency Medal and is grateful to be valued for the efforts he has put in over the years at AGO. “At least my family knows that my hard work is being appreciated,” he said.

Crediting AGO for providing a nurturing and encouraging working environment, Hussein places great importance on building good working relationships with his fellow colleagues. He also acknowledges his family, colleagues, and supervisors for their constant motivation and encouragement which help him to overcome tough days at work.

Hussein shared that the Efficiency Medal comes with some trepidation; “With this award, I am under more pressure to become even more efficient at work!” he quipped.

Speaking from experience, Hussein shared his advice with new officers: “New officers should not join AGO merely for the rewards and promotions. The recognition would come naturally when you work hard and love what you are doing.”


For more information on the National Day Awards, please visit the Prime Minister’s Office’s website here.