Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Civil servant trainers get special ICT training at Mussoorie

Training bureaucrats on IT 
THE Indian civil servants are likely to get special training on developing skill sets to fully leverage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for socio-economic development. It’s indicated during the first National Training of Trainers Workshop on ICT essential for government leaders that began in Mussoorie on Monday.
The three-day workshop was jointly organised by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-APCICT), government of India’s department of information technology (DIT) and the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).
The workshop launched APCICT’s Academy programme, which is designed to equip government officials with the necessary skills to fully leverage ICT for socio-economic development, a government release said. The Academy launch was presided over by PK Gera, joint director of LBSNAA, Shankar Agrawal, additional secretary, DIT and Dr Hyeun-Suk Rhee, director of APCICT. In addition to LBSNAA, the institutions that are participating in the workshop include SVP National Police Academy, National Academy of Customs Excise and Narcotics, National Academy of Direct Taxes, National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Indian Railway Institute of Transport Management, Railway Staff College, Postal Staff College India. Over 30 Indian government officials and senior training instructors from these institutions are now in Mussoorie to attend the workshop.

Private Party at ministers’ office!
At least three private secretaries from IAS and IPS cadres were appointed to Union ministers during the last one week. Here are these three new private secretaries and their batches:
a) Rajeev Singh Thakur, a 1995 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS has been appointed as private secretary at the level of a director to the minister of road transport and highways Dr CP Joshi on a lateral shift basis.
b) Puneet Kansal, a 1996 batch Sikkim cadre IAS has been appointed as private secretary at the level of a director to the minister of state for mines (independent charge) Dinsha Patel.
c) Alok Singh, a 1995 batch UP cadre IPS has been appointed as private secretary at the level of a director to the minister of water resources Salman Khurshid.

Action and Appointments
a) Sanjay Singh, a 1976 batch IFS officer, presently ambassador in Tehran, has been appointed as secretary (east) at the headquarters of the ministry of external affairs in place of Ms Vijay Latha Reddy, IFS, on her relinquishing the charge of the post.
b) Ms Vibha Govil Mishra, a 1997 batch IP and TA and FS has been selected for appointment as deputy secretary in the DoPT.

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