ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government prepared modules for conducting Executive Leadership Management Course (ELMC) under which 1,000 senior civil servants would be provided a five-day training, as part of measures being adopted by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform to enhance capability of public sector.
Official sources on Tuesday said that a Training Need Assessment (TNA) for enhancing capabilities of officers/officials of Federal Ministries/Divisions had also been conducted by a third party to design short-term training courses which was expected to improving service delivery.
Sources said that the government was committed to enhancing capabilities of public sector by reforming Civil Service.
They said that a comprehensive reform agenda for Civil Service reform had been initiated by the ministry which would be finalized with stakeholders.
Sources said that to actualize objectives of Pakistan Vision 2025, some initiatives were being undertaken to modernize policy making and improve service delivery of public sector. These initiatives would enhance capabilities of public sector to deliver more effectively.
Listing the initiatives, sources said that to encourage participation of youth in national mainstream, especially from less privileged regions, upper age limit of CSS Examination 2017 onwards has been increased from 28 to 30 years while mandatory service-specific training regime is being overhauled and reviewed.
Moreover, Term of References (ToRs) to conduct Training Need Assessment (TNA) on specific trainings needs and to identify gaps in existing training regime have been prepared.
Sources said that a government to government talent exchange programme was being initiated that would enable foreign partner countries exchange their best talent with each other and recruitment process of civil service was being calibrated against international best practice.
The proposals for creation of new cadres and cluster based competitive examination had been prepared to promote specialization in civil services. These proposals had been discussed with the stakeholders.
The accountability would be enforced through calibration of Annual Confidential Report (ACR), ranking and career development plans had been revised on basis of objective criteria by the Establishment Division.
Moreover, a committee had been constituted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to prepare objective and transparent criteria for Performance-based Remuneration.