Friday, January 15, 2010

Bureaucrats to participate in yet another writing workshop on January 20-21

IN AN attempt to make Indian bureaucrats pick up some journalistic abilities and write better cabinet notes, the government is organizing yet another workshop -- this time for officers of the level of directors and deputy secretaries in the Government of India.
Though the workshop, fourth in the series, was originally scheduled to be held on January 19-20, 2010, it is now postponed by a day and will be held on January 20-21 instead.
An office memorandum, issued on January 12, 2010, has asked participating officers to confirm their attendance by January 18. (Contact person: Chandan Mukherjee, deputy director, ISTM; Contact number, 011-26102597)
In fact, poor writing ability of the senior bureaucrats coupled with their lack of understanding of cabinet procedures and instructions forced cabinet secretary KM Chandrasekhar take this unique step of organizing workshops on preparation of cabinet notes for high ranking government officers. They are expected to acquire better understanding of cabinet procedures, minimise procedural errors in notes and reduce the time for finalising those.
List of Participating Officers (Office Memo, January 12, 2010)
Workshop of Result Frameworks
Govt wants IAS to take up writing seriously

Army personnel commended by Army Chief and Vice Chief
Army chief Gen Deepak Kapoor has commended the services of 390 personnel, while Lt Gen PC Bhardwaj, the Army’s vice chief has commended the services of 227 personnel. These awards of Commendation Cards were announced on the eve of the Army Day, which is celebrated on January 15, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. wish the orkshop serves its purpose and doesn't end in another routine refuse for chai-coffee gossip of the babus.