Presidency University will provide special training to the promoted IAS and WBCS officers. It will be a full time course for which the university has received essential approval from the state government. The Personnel and Administrative Reforms department gave the approval to the University.
The training process would start from May. The promoted IAS and WBCS officers would get training on policy framing, policy implementation, making connection with civilians and reorganisation of administrative process.
The state government would send selected officers for training at Presidency University. The Personnel and Administrative Reforms department would select the officers who would go for training. The training schedule and syllabus are being made now.
The College Street and Kurseong campus of the Presidency University will conduct the training. However, Bengal is way behind other states when availability of IAS and IPS officers is counted. Only a few candidates made it to the coveted services in the past few years from Bengal, while performance of neighbouring states like Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand were much better.
"The state government wants to have a fresh batch of such well-trained promoted IAS and WBCS officers. An institution like Presidency University would help the government," a state government source said. Meanwhile, the Personnel and Administrative Reforms department would soon start making the list of officers who they would be sending for training.