Central Secretariat staff to learn HR techniques

March 25th, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Central Secretariat staff will, for the first time, get a peek into management techniques and the latest developments in human resource development, hoping these new concepts will help in their daily jobs. The department of personnel and training will Wednesday organise the first seminar in a series of quarterly roundtables to dwell upon professional inputs on subjects beneficial to officers and staff of the services.

“With the advent of globalisation and consequent liberalization of the country’s policies, it becomes important that the grass-root levels of the government machinery is groomed well,” said a senior bureaucrat.

“Staff manning these posts must become receptive to the changes in the world and enabled to initiate and implement new concepts in their day-to-day functioning.”

A huge stock of human resources which the government possesses in the form of officers and staff of the Central Secretariat cadre is generally submerged in files and papers with the result that neither its latent talents nor its obvious ones are noticed or recognised.

“The end result has been that the government is left with a chunk of frustrated, demoralised and uninterested people who resist transformation,” said a ministry official.

According to the department, the government has invested much in terms of human, monetary and material resources in the Central Secretariat services that it becomes the duty of the management to see that meaningful returns are achieved.

Officers and staff would be exposed gradually to the way the world at large is working and emulate the private sector so as to be able to imbibe novel ideas and inculcate new directions into their working environment.

Apart from Minister for Personnel Suresh Pachauri, other participants at the seminar would include Pritam Singh and Abha Chaturvedi, both from Management Development Institute of Gurgaon, Santrup Misra, director, Aditya Birla Management Corporation, and Hasmukh Adhia, principal secretary of Gujarat.

Speakers will elaborate the ground realities of government services and the improvements that can be accommodated into it so that the government machinery becomes more responsive to the needs of people at large.

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