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Lower Division Assistants to get British Council training for work culture boost

Lower Division Assistants to get British Council training for work culture boost

Kolkata: In a bid to improve work culture the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) has engaged British Council to provide training to the Lower Division Assistants ( LDA) who have recently joined work to improve their skills in spoken and written English.

This is for the first time when such a venture has been taken to improve work culture.

Altogether 728 LDAs, who have joined work recently, will undergo training at ATI from December 11.

The initiative has been taken as the LDAs form the basis of the administration and to improve work culture their training is a must.

It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said over an again to speed up administrative work and improve work culture in government offices.

The ATI has proposed to train the LDAs working in the office of the district magistrates and different directorates.

The British Council will train the LDAs how to write flawless notes and office memos. As the state government is slowly going for paperless offices under the e-office scheme it is essential that the employees at all levels should be computer friendly and able to write notes. It is the LDAs who initiate a file. So long as they did not receive any training they had to depend heavily on their seniors who did not have training. As a result, the notes were full of flaws and incomplete.

The LDAs will be given training in office procedure, West Bengal Service Rules and West Bengal Finance Rules, Secretariat manual including rules of business.

They will be given a clear picture about how a government department functions and detailed training on accounting. They will be inputs from various departments.

The duration of the training programme will be of 8 days. Senior state government officials are hopeful about the training and said this is for the first time since Independence when the clerks will be given proper training. This will help in the quick disposal of the files which in turn will help to improve the work culture.

Tarun Goswami

Tarun Goswami

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