Three agencies have received recognition for the transparency of their operations from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).
The NACC honoured the Treasury department, the Health Department and the Science and Technology Ministry's Permanent Secretary's Office at its transparency awards yesterday.
The agencies each received a NACC transparency rating of eight out of 10, commission chairman Panthep Klanarongran said.
Forty-five state organisations took part in the transparency assessment in 2011, he said.
The three agencies chosen for the honour would set a good example for other state organisations, Mr Panthep said, adding that the NACC will extend the assessment to all 148 state units in the future.
NACC member Vicha Mahakhun said state agencies must be pillars of transparency. Thailand as a nation routinely fails in international transparency assessments, which damages its reputation, Mr Vicha said.
He said state agencies should carry out their own assessment to determine if they are operating in a transparent manner. State agencies will next year be assessed by the NACC on morals and ethics, Mr Vicha added.
The NACC will seek to establish how serious the agencies are in clamping down on corruption.
Thailand's international transparency rating would improve if every state unit applies for the assessment, he said.