24th Aug 2021 11:08:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

The 2020 batch of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service (APCS) probationers are indeed a lucky lot.  57 young officers  will undergo a four-month foundation training, a first of its kind wherein the probationers will first undergo a course in IIM, Shillong, then at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, followed by a training programme at Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad and finally at the state Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun.

For long the need for training for those entering the APCS was felt. The state civil services is a highly complex  and challenging field which tests every aspect of the young officers. The geographical expanse and diverse communities of Arunachal Pradesh is a puzzle which needs one to navigate cautiously and with great tact.  Civil servants are the government's representatives at the grassroots; they are the backbone of the state who works as a bridge between the common man and the government, as all policies and programmes are executed through them.

Therefore, without undergoing training as was the case earlier, learning the ropes of a highly complex system was confusing leading to inefficiency ultimately proving a roadblock in the smooth administrative process and to be candid quite unfair on the young officers. Without training, it was a case of one requiring to read a book while being unaware of the alphabets. Simple yet vital procedures such as putting up files, seeking financial approval,  administrative approval etc are some of the challenges faced. Armed with no practical knowledge, the new officers depend on goodwill of senior officers to teach them or otherwise learn by trial and error.

The problem of skill deficiency is rampant in the administration, especially the lower rungs.

The state government's decision to equip employees with necessary skills to improve their performance level is a welcome step. It will ensure that the administration works effectively and efficiently.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
Email: kenterjoyaz@easternsentinel.in / editoreasternsentinel@gmail.com
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