National Symposium on Excellence in Training
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh emphasized that learning is a lifelong process while inaugurating the 1st National Symposium on Excellence in Training (NSET) on April 11.
In his inaugural address Dr Jitendra Singh, complimented DOPT for organizing 1st Symposium on Excellence in Training while. He mentioned that the Symposium will provide a national level platform to stakeholders to interact with national and international experts and know about global best practices in training. Dr Singh reiterated the vision of the Prime Minister by highlighting the importance of Good Governance, Citizen Centricity and focus on effective Public Service Delivery.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sanjay Kothari, Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training mentioned the importance of training for Public Service Delivery because at the cutting edge it is the Group B & C employees who are functioning at a large scale and primarily responsible for image of the Government.
The two-day Symposium has been organized by the Department of Personnel and Training in collaboration with UNDP India. The overarching objective of NSET is to provide an annual National Platform for experience sharing and interaction of various stakeholders associated with training of government sector employees. It was attended by more than 450 Delegates from all over India.
After the inaugural session, Mr. Anand Singh and Ms. Shaheen Mistree energized the delegates with their inspiring talk. This was followed by plenary session on Designing a comprehensive Training Strategy which was moderated by Shri Sanjay Kothari followed by “Building Institutions of Excellence” moderated by Prof. Madhav Menon.
The proceedings of the first day of the Symposium ended with an Open House session which was chaired by Cabinet Secretary Mr. Ajit Seth. It included questions by the delegates and answers by the distinguished dignitaries. The symposium was well attended and generated a lot of interest among delegates who participated in the discussion in various sessions and also the open house.
The Symposium showcased 12 best initiatives undertaken by individual trainers and Training Institutions under four thematic areas. These 12 initiatives will be felicitated with an Award of Excellence during the closing session tomorrow.