NEPC officials urged to prepare for administrative changes
[TamilNet, Monday, 20 January 2003, 19:36 GMT]
The Chief Secretary of the North East Provincial Council Mr.S.Rangarajah Sunday declared open a two storied new building for the provincial Management Development and Training Department (MDTD) at Uppuveli in Trincomalee. He appealed to public servants in the northeast province to prepare themselves for knowledge base administration.
“Changes are to take place in the northeast administration in the future. We should also prepare ourselves to accommodate those changes. Other wise we will become misfit,” said Mr.Rangaraja.
MDTD Director Mr.Krishnanandan (right) releases first issue of MDTD monthly news bulletin by presenting the first copy to NEPC Chief Secretary Mr.S.Rangaraja.
Ms Kamala Sivasithambaram, Provincial Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration presided.
She said in her speech that the MDTD has now shifted to its own spacious building. MDTD is to provide training in managerial skills and personality development to public servants.
All information and knowledge since the birth of human being in the world has now come to doorstep of the present generation. This is due to the introduction of the information technology, Mr.Rangaraja said.
“The knowledge we derived from universities in the last century has gone outdated. Now we have to adopt to the new thinking and changes that are taking place around us,” said Mr Rangaraja.
Mr. S.Krishnananthan, Deputy Secretary of the NEPC has been appointed Director of MDTD with effect from January this year.
Mr.Krishnananthan released the monthly news bulletin of the MDTD by handing over its first copy to the NEPC Chief Secretary Mr.Rangaraja.
The mission of the MDTD is to facilitate development of the northeast province through enhanced public sector competence by serving as premier and principal agents.
The objectives of the MDTD are-1.To enhance the role of public servants in the northeast province as guide, facilitator and regulator in the development process in the context of globalization and to develop knowledge, positive attitudes, analytical skills, decision making abilities and implementation capacity of public servants.
2.To motivate public service in the NEP to improve performance and productivity in service delivery in quality of quantity.
3.To assist public service in the northeast province to work in partnership with the private sector and civil society in the context of globalization
4.To create a learning environment among he public servants in the northeast province
5.To equip NEP public servants to utilize information technology
6.To transform public servants as catalyst for creation of knowledge society.
A section NEPC secretaries,deputy secretaries attended the MDTD opening event.