GIS - 12 August, 2014: The Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms counts some 106 newly appointed Human Resource Executives in the Human Resource (HR) cadre. To this effect an induction programme was held this morning at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall to brief the HREs on their duties and responsibilities with regard to their new posts.
In his opening address the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr Sutyadeo Moutia, called on the HREs to discharge their new duties with diligence while underscoring the importance of the human resource division in an organisation. This division, he said, has evolved from an establishment and personnel function into a human resource function.
Minister Moutia recalled the various training programmes being provided by his Ministry to the HR cadre in addition to the creation of additional posts of Assistant and Managers HR. The aim is to foster specialisation in human resource function in the public sector, he said. According to him, this should bear a good return on investment.
While the HR function now stretches over areas of human resource planning, human resource development, welfare, organisational climate, Occupational Safety and Health amongst others, the Human Resource Division has yet to grow, he added. There is much to be done in the area of human resource planning at the level of line ministries, he concluded.
As at now the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms has sponsored over 50 HREs and senior HREs for various training programmes comprising top-up programme at the University of Mauritius and three year degree programme at the Open University of Mauritius. Officers are also given the opportunity to take advantage of training, short courses and workshops organised under international, regional, bilateral or multi-lateral cooperation programmes.
Over the last three years, 21 officers of the HR cadre have participated in programmes in India under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation/ Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Programme. 10 Officers have attended workshops in the People’s Republic of China and 4 in Singapore. 9 officers have benefitted from the Short Course Award in Organisational Development under Australia Awards. At least 17 officers have benefitted from leave with full pay for one year programme for a Masters degree in India.
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