GIS - 25 November, 2013: A two-day induction course for some 41 newly appointed Confidential Secretaries (CS) was launched this morning by the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr Sutyadeo Moutia, in Port Louis.
The objectives of the training programme are to sensitise the CS on their new roles and functions while at the same enabling them to work effectively and efficiently. The induction course will also help them develop the right mindset and positive attitude in their day to day duties.
In his address Minister Moutia spoke on the importance of acquiring the right training which he qualified as the most effective investment, the results, he said, are seen in terms of compliance, applications through transfer of learning at the workplace, increased cost efficiency and genuine customer satisfaction. Government, he added, is investing massively to provide every officer the appropriate training in respect of their duties performed and his ministry, he said, believes in the virtues of training and tries to ensure that each civil servant is given the necessary opportunity.
According to him, Government, as a responsible employer, is complying with all legal requirements and expects employees to improve delivery standards in view of enhanced levels of productivity. Service improvement happens only when the right people are placed in the right positions and when they are given the necessary training and their motivation level is sustained, he concluded.
For his part, the Senior Chief Executive, of the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr S. Seebaluck, stated that his ministry has left no stone unturned to ensure that officers of the various levels of the Civil Service get effective training. With regards to the newly appointed CS, he appealed to them to deliver their duties with diligence now that they have moved to another level of responsibility and that they will be called upon to work with officers in the highest level of the echelon.
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