According to a circular issued by the Public Services Department, both the Higher Education Ministry and the universities will work together to set the criteria for the standard.Err... you mean that prior to this, one doesn't have to pass any standards in order to be promoted? OK, let's not get too sarcastic before the Lunar New Year. :-)
Anyway, it was also interesting to read in the same report in the Star that even academics have to pass the "Efficiency Level Assessment Test" meant for the civil service. So we do have civil servants acting as academics after all... sigh.