Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee-government has decided to set up a dedicated computer and language skill training centre for state government employees.
The Chief Minister announced it on Thursday: "A dedicated training centre will be developed to provide computer and language skills training to our employees. Rs 10 crore has been sanctioned for the project."
The training centre will come up just beside the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) at Salt Lake. "It is not that we are planning for it. It has already been decided and it will be done without wasting any time. We don't keep things in a planning stage for a long time. Instead, we prefer executing a plan on time," she said.
"I want to see that day when the entire world will say that the Bengal government employees can make it possible and for it the employees' skills have to be developed. It is not our fault that we have not been sent to English medium schools by our parents. Three generations had not got the opportunity to learn English properly for the Left Front government," she said adding that there is nothing to be shameful if one cannot speak in English. But one has to learn it for the sake of work.
Banerjee said: "We will get trained and will improve our skills. There is nothing to be shy of it. If anyone asks me to go for a training programme, I will be enthusiastic enough to go for it as I will get to learn something."
"We are sending our officers to Singapore and Cambridge for training to prepare them for the future. It had never happened earlier," she said adding that not only WBCS, officers of nine other services will also go abroad for training," she said adding that this year 25 selected officers from nine different services are going for training to world class institutions.
Stating that she always wants an employee to get promoted to officer rank, she said: "One has to be disciplined and work with diligence."
She said that she always follows discipline and prefers to reach a venue before the scheduled time.