New Delhi: The union minister of state for personnel, Jitendra Singh, urged the States to follow DoPT guidelines for postings & transfers of State level civil service officers. He said that timely cadre-review should be done by the States. He was addressing the IAS officers of the State Civil Services form different States undergoing the Induction Training Programme (ITP), here on Friday.

There are a total of 55 Officers undergoing the ITP.The representation of women in the officers is 20% (11 out of 55).The officers belong to cadres of Odisha, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal participated in the Induction Training Programme(ITP) which is going to be concluded on December 14.

Jitendra Singh said that learning is a dynamic process and the officers should optimally utilise the training skills acquired during their careers.The minister emphasised upon the feedback system that will help in making improvement in the training modules in future. Singh also spoke about the ‘Anubhav’ initiative of the government where superannuating officers give account of their experiences during the job.

Referring to ‘Aarambh’ initiative launched by prime minister Narendra Modi in October this year, the minister said that certain initiatives have been taken by the government to make improvements in the training for officers. He also said that a possibility can be explored to bring uniformity in the training modules and also imparting specialised training wherever required.

On the occasion, additional secretary, department of personnel and training(DoPT), K. Srinivas, spoke about the iGOT(Integrated Government Online Training Programme) and COMMIT training programme developed by DoPT.

The secretary, government of Punjab-cum-director and course coordinator, Jaspreet Talwar and Punjab resident commissioner Rakhee Gupta Bhandari were also present on the occasion.