President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday underlined the need for the capacity building of civil servants by ensuring the provision of quality training to civil servants as per international best practices to improve public service delivery.
This, he added, would enable them to appreciate, handle and resolve wide-ranging and ever-evolving challenges faced by the government in the heterogeneous, pluralistic and diverse socio-political context of Pakistan.
The president was chairing a meeting of the Board of Governors of National School of Public Policy (NSPP) here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
President Alvi urged the NSPP to integrate Artificial Intelligence, utilize online and hybrid modes of learning in its training procedures and standard operating procedures and upgrade its education modules to fine tune civil servants’ skills for making timely and informed decisions.
This, he said, would help deliver efficient and quality services to the general public as well as help in the automation of trade, commerce and business-related processes and procedures, which were paramount for speedy and meaningful development and progress of the country.The president said adopting online training modules by the NSPP would increase its reach and effectiveness for imparting quality and relevant training to civil servants without incurring additional expenditures which were, otherwise, required for setting up physical training facilities.
During the meeting, BOG Vice Chairman Ahsan Iqbal highlighted the need for improving the collective service delivery by the bureaucracy.