First ever Capacity Building Programme for JKAS officers begins in Mussoorie

Srinagar, Aug 30 (KNS): In furtherance of the declaration of Good Governance-Behater Nizam-e-Hukmat Kashmir Alamia adopted by J&K government and MoU signed by J&K IMPARD with National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) and Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances & Pensions (DAR&PG) Government of India, first ever batch of 30 senior JKAS Officers of 1999 batch have started their Capacity Building at LBSNNA, Mussoorie from today. 

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that this is for the first time since 1966 that the Mid-Career Training Programme has been designed for the senior JKAS officers as per the New Training Policy of J&K.

“The training programme will focus on various issues like Public Policy, Ethics in the Administration, Health Governance, Land Acquisition, Climate Change, Electoral Reforms, Smart City and Urban Housing. The course also focuses on exposure visits to best performing Districts, Good Governance Practices and visit to Bureau of Parliamentary Studies etc,” the statement reads.

It reads that Additional Secretary DARPG&DG NCGG, Shri V Srinavas delivered a welcome address at the inaugural ceremony of the programme for senior officers of JKAS.

Shri Saurbah Baghat DG IMPARD in his introductory address said it is a great achievement and first of its kind initiative taken in J&K that Mid-Career Training of JKAS Officers is taking place. 

He thanked worthy Chief Secretary for bringing training of JKAS in line with IAS training.

Saurabh Baghat also complimented the exemplary initiatives taken by DARPG-GoI & NCGG New Dehli for designing and rolling the programme.
He further informed that more such batches will be sent for training in future to update professional competence of JKAS officers.

The inaugural ceremony of the Capacity Building Programme for JKAS officers concluded by a vote of thanks by Prof. Poonam Singh of NCGG. (KNS)

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