Need to boost govt employees capabilities to meet people’s aspirations: PMO official

New Delhi: There is a need to enhance skills and capabilities of government employees to meet people’s aspirations, a senior official in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said today.

P K Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary in PMO
P K Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary in PMO

Addressing a training programme here, P K Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary in the PMO said the goal of the government is to make governance efficient, effective, accountable, responsive and transparent.

“This requires significant capacity building of our employees at all levels to meet the challenges and aspiration of the people and deliver various programmes launched by the new government,” he said.

Mishra said it is a big challenge before all the training institutions, faculty and trainers, to bring the required changes in skills, knowledge and aptitude of employees so that delivery improves.

He was speaking during the closing ceremony of the first national symposium on excellence in training organised by the Department of Personnel and Training in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here.

He presented the award for excellence in training to the 12 best practice initiatives taken by individual trainers and training institutions under four thematic areas.

The two-day event was inaugurated yesterday by Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for PMO.

The symposium was organised with the overarching objective of providing an annual national platform for various stakeholders associated with training of government sector employees, an official statement said.

The symposium was designed to promote sharing of good practices among stakeholders involved in training among others, it said.