The Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr. P.K. Mishra has called for innovative and citizen centric attitude among the new recruits. He was addressing the inaugural session of the Foundation Training Programme for direct recruit Assistants in the Central Government held today at the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM), New Delhi. Dr. P.K. Mishra has expressed his satisfaction to the fact that ISTM is organising a series of training programmes of approximately 1200 new recruits to the Government, within a short span of five months. Dr. Mishra called for new ideas from the young candidates, majority of whom are coming from technology background to foster Good Governance in the country. Dr. Mishra has also mentioned that ISTM has done a commendable job of conducting training of about 20% of the total strength of Assistants in the Central Secretariat. He expressed happiness that about 33% of total candidates are women, which would help in bringing a fresh perspective and sensitivity to a host of new emerging areas.
While addressing, the Secretary (Personnel), Shri Sanjay Kothari mentioned that ISTM is the oldest Training Institute in the country and have the legacy of capacity building of Central Government servants. Shri Kothari has also mentioned that the training programme has been designed in such a way that the trainee will be exposed to the life in the villages. The trainee will stay in the villages and will have hands on experience on Government schemes. They will also be given training of making office work simple through use of Information and Communication Technologies tools. He also hoped that on completion of training programme, the new recruits will have more insight about the government procedure and will be able to contribute in a meaningful way towards decision making process.
In ISTM, 295 candidates have reported for training out of 300 nominated candidates in Phase-I. ISTM has made elaborate plans to conduct this training in collaboration with Administrative Training Institutes (ATIs) of State Governments.
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