Training programme on “Management Competencies” organised
Jammu Tawi, April 22
A one-day training programme on “Management Competencies” was organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration, J&K Regional Branch, Jammu. The programme was attended by 115 officers from various state government departments including CID, PW (R&B), Crime, JMC, Forest, Sheep husbandry, J&K Police, Railways Police, Irrigation and Flood Control, Rural Development Department, Traffic Police Jammu, Information and Public Relations, Education Dept, Industries Dept, Stores Procurement Department, Ecology Environment and Remote sensing Department, Soil and Water Conservation, Finance, CAPD, and others.
The workshop began under the patronage of Dr. Ashok Bhan, DGP (Retd.) and Patron, IIPA, J&K Regional Branch. B R Sharma, Chief Secretary and chairman IIPA JK Regional Branch was the chief guest at the inaugural function. B R Sharma in his inaugural address said that all government officials are managers as they have to handle complex situations related with government programmes, human resources, schemes etc which are complex and challenging situations to handle especially in sectors of developmental nature.
Pawan Kotwal, Divisional Commissioner, shared his experiences from his days as a doctor to his present experiences as a bureaucrat. While speaking on “Emerging Paradigms in Governance'” he said that as the society has grown and is in transition towards participative governance making the government more accountable to the public, it has shifted the dynamics of governance such that the government employees will need to update their skills and lead by example.
Earlier, while introducing the theme of the training programme Prof Alka Sharma, Director (Seminars), IIPA JK Regional Branch emphasized the role of management competencies for good governance. While deliberating on competency she talked of “ASK” hwere altitude skill and knowledge determine success in a job. `