Jammu: Director General J&K Institute of Management Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPARD), Saurabh Bhagat, today chaired the passing out ceremony of Secretariat Assistants Training Course for Senior Assistants and Foundation Course for Junior Assistants at IMPARD here today. As many as, 48 Senior Assistants and 88 Junior Assistants have been trained under the programme which started on February 15 this year.
Congratulating the pass out candidates, Director General called upon them to continue learning throughout life. He acknowledged the need to increase training capacity to train large number of ministerial staff in future and assured that steps would be taken up in this respect.
Saurabh Bhagat lauded the work of Junior Assistants and Senior Assistants in every department. It is these employees who do most of the paper work and help build image of any department, he asserted. He also asked them to upgrade their skills to keep up with e-office initiatives of the government and to get acquainted with law thoroughly.
Director Trainings IMPA Jammu, Prof Reva Sharma, highlighted the importance of updating skill sets among the employees especially with respect to digitisation initiatives and various direct benefit transfer schemes of the government. She termed the programme crucial in wake of updated 2017 General Finance Rules.
Prof Sharma also urged the candidates to inculcate ethics and social sympathy towards the public.
Pertinently, all the trainees have been trained in the J&K Manual of Secretariat Procedures, Civil Service Rules, Financial Codes, Budget Manual, overview of J&K physical and demographic features and have become eligible to appear in promotion exams by the JK Public Service Commission. The candidates were also taken on field visits and engaged in various cultural activities during the course of the programme.
The trainees thanked the administration for giving them an opportunity to achieve more in their respective jobs.