‘Maharashtra Govt plans training policy for staff’

Mumbai: On the lines of the national training policy, Maharashtra government is coming out with a policy for training all rungs of its employees, Minister of State for General Administration Fauzia Khan said here on Tuesday.

"We have prepared a draft, which will be put up before the state cabinet for consideration," the minister told PTI.

There is a proposal to have the Pune-based Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (Yashada), as the apex training body and a virtual academy, she said.

The academy is the administrative training institute of the state government and meets the training needs of government departments and rural and urban non-officials and stakeholders.

At present, there are 108 training institutes, where the staff is trained, she said.

"I have proposed two kinds of training, the induction training - at the time of entry and in-service training at suitable intervals in the employee's career, maybe after a gap of five years" she said.

The training would be broadly in two categories, the first one being department-specific and the second one would be common, aimed at sensitisation and motivation of the staff, she said.

The policy would be on the lines of the national training policy, the minister added.

"We are also proposing certification and if possible, linking it to their performance, specially of class C employees like clerical staff and teachers," Khan said.