President asks NSPP management to launch online short courses for govt officers


Staff Reporter

President Dr Arif Alvi emphasizing the significance of capacity building of government officers has asked the management of National School of Public Policy (NSPP) to launch online short courses to augment capacity and enhance understanding of the government officers about multiple issues.
He stated this while chairing the 17th meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) of NSPP at Aiwan-e-Sadr here on Wednesday.
The President underscored that training programmes needed to be aligned with the best international practices of public policy to make the government officers publicly-responsive and highly-motivated to manage the challenges being faced by the country. Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, Secretary Establishment Dr Ijaz Munir, Rector NSPP Azmat Ali Ranjha, Dr Faisal Bari, Arifa Subohi and other Board members attended the meeting. NSPP Rector Azmat Ali Ranjha briefed the chair about the role of NSPP in imparting training to government officers.
He highlighted the steps taken by NSPP for offering online courses during the Covid-19 pandemic. He said that NSPP, as a first step, had split the duration of Mid-Career Management Course (MCMC) into two parts i.e. 10 weeks at NSPP and 4 weeks of domain-specific technical training at the respective specialized training institutes.
The Board constituted a search committee with the mandate to prepare customized criteria and draft terms and conditions for selection of the deans. It ratified the decisions taken by the executive committee of the BoG concerning the promotion cases of BS-17 officers of NSPP and its units. The president expressed satisfaction over the role of NSPP that responded appropriately during the Covid-19 pandemic by completing ongoing training.

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