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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed for effective and extensive training of the officers.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed for effective and extensive training of the officers. The quality and needs of the province in the light of ground realities has changed adding that excellence has become the name of the game therefore excellent and quality training was needed for the officers of the province so that they could deliver in the changed scenario. He was presiding over a meeting of the Board of Directors of Provincial Services Academy here at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. Chief Secretary KP Abid Saeed, Ex. Chief Secretary Azam Khan, renowned journalist Rahimullah Yousafzai, administrative secretaries, finance and establishment and other board members of the academy attended. The meeting approved the previous mechanism, the decisions taken and the formula agreed for facilitating the academy and the officers of the academy. The Board of Directors in its meeting okayed the previous decisions of the board. The Chief Minister agreed to the constitution of the committee to be headed by ex Chief Secretary Azam Khan for the merger of different training facilities in Peshawar and the need driven facilitation at NIM/PARD which at the moment was a temporary arrangement. The committee would submit recommendations for different training strategies, external collaborative needs, training services and reaching different training outfits through MOUs. The committee will recommend the creation of enhanced and quality training and the capacity building of the provincial service academy. The meeting of the Board of Directives also agreed for the constitution of two different committees, the one human resource committee and the second one as finance committee both would be backed by secretaries finance and establishment. The meeting also proposed an executive committee of the Board of Directors of the Provincial Services Academy with some powers of the Board of Directors delegated to the executive committee in order to run the affairs of the provincial services academy. The executive committee would present its recommendations and a decision on these recommendations would be taken. Regarding the transport and other fiscal issues, the Board of Directors directed the finance committee to look to them and solve them. The Chief Minister said that the committees constituted for the capacity building of the existing staff, the extension and creation of extensive training facilities and making the provincial services academy a comprehensive outfit for meeting all the training facilities should be time tagged. These committee should submit their recommendations which could be put on ground through a time line approach. He wanted to see the academy functional at all levels of training. He directed to follow the objectives and the mandate of the provincial services academy. This academy must be sensitive to the emerging training needs of the province, enhancing capacity of the officers so that the officers after getting training in the academy could contribute to the efficient governance in the province. =========