Skill upgradation of officers & employees need of hour in view of changing industrial scenario: Vini Mahajan

Chandigarh/S.A.S. Nagar, August 2, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

“The need of the hour calls for the skill upgradation of the officers and employees in view of the changing scenario of the industrial sector so as to be in tune with the modern technology driven era.”

These views were expressed here today by the Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Punjab, Mrs. Vini Mahajan during the workshop on the ‘Training Need Analysis’ organized jointly by the Industries and Commerce Department and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) at the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Emphasizing the significance of training, the Additional Chief Secretary said that whereas on one hand, the pro-industry schemes and facilities are needed for increasing the investment and the investors’ confidence, on the other the efficient personnel are also a prime requirement for successful implementation of the pro-industry schemes.

The Additional Chief Secretary also said that the mode of business and commercial activity has undergone a sea change in view of the changing trends in technology as well as the consumer behavior.

Adding more, she said that the dialogue carried out with the industrial sector at various levels brings out the fact that in today’s era the business activity is interlinked with the skill development of all the partners and the officers/employees so as to derive maximum benefit of the available resources.

The changing face of the industrial sphere and its needs has prompted the department to go for the skill enhancement of the officers/employees which explains why the workshop has been held with the active assistance of the MGSIPA. The training received at the workshop would go a long way in expanding the skill level as well as the horizon of the officers/employees leading in turn to the generation of more job avenues and fastening the industrial progress.

The Additional Chief Secretary further said that the workshop would see the training being provided to the employee of the clerical cadre right up to the officer level ranging from District industries Centres’ General Manager and Additional Director at the headquarters. This is being done with a view to ensure that an investor can avail the counsel of a clerical cadre employee without having to go to the G.M. and D.I.C. level officers.

The Additional Chief Secretary further added that the Industries and Commerce Department would soon prepare a Comprehensive Training and Need Analysis (TNA) document for the purpose. This document would include the best practices adopted by the other states besides the generic modules on a vast multitude of subjects related to management ranging from Team Formation, Leadership, Communication, Presentation and Negotiation Skills and the policy information of State and the Union Government.

Prior to this Mr. Siban C Director Industries and Commerce Department welcomed the distinguished guests, officials, associations and other field staff. He also gave the topical presentation about the initiatives of Department of Industries and Commerce to bolster the growth of industry in the state.

During the first technical session of the workshop, Mr. Sanjay Garg, Principal Secretary, Industry and Commerce Department, Government of Kerala, Mr. Nadeem Ahmed, Commissioner, Industry, Government of Telangana and Mr. Rajat Aggarwal, CEO, Bureau of Investment Promotion, Punjab made a quick look of their respective states through presentations. They made a glimpse about the steps taken by their governments regarding investments in industries.

After that during the second technical session, Major Singh, Director MSME Punjab, Dr. Gulshan Sharma, Director General MCSI, S.M. Goyal from Industries department, Sanjeev Sethi from CII Punjab, RS Sachdeva Chairman, PHDCCI Punjab, Upkar Singh Ahuja President CICU, Yogesh Sagar President MIA, K.S. Brar Joint Director Industries, Daljit Singh FICCI, Vishav Bandhu Deputy Director Industries pitch in their suggestions to create more conducive environment for industry.

Expressed gratitude to the audience, Mrs. Jaspreet Talwar, Director Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, said that suggestion which has been made during this workshop, will keep in mind to ensure the growth of the industries as well as we will also organize more similar kind of training programs. He also lauded the officers and employees of Industries and Commerce department to ensure the successful of this event.

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