NAB to set up anti-cor­rup­tion academy to en­sure train­ing of of­fi­cers: Qa­mar

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - 03:40 01:30 05:30 09:15

ISLAMABAD—Chair­man Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau (NAB), Qa­mar Za­man Chaudhry on Fri­day said, con­sid­er­ing train­ing an im­por­tant as­pect in ca­pac­ity building, the bureau plans to es­tab­lish its own train­ing academy in Islamabad.

He was chair­ing a meet­ing held here to re­view Train­ing of Train­ers (TOT), Refresher and Ca­pac­ity Building Cour­ses for NAB In­ves­ti­ga­tion Of­fi­cers/Case Of­fi­cers/ Prose­cu­tors con­ducted till May 31, 2016 and planned for re­main­ing months of year 2016.

The Chair­man said, “We plan to have our own Train­ing Academy on pat­tern of Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Academy in Islamabad in or­der to meet train­ing re­quire­ments of all ranks of NAB of­fi­cers/of­fi­cials on mod­ern lines with state-of-art tech­niques and tech­nol­ogy.

He said a Dig­i­tal Foren­sic Sci­ence LAB has been es­tab­lished in NAB Rawalpindi which has ca­pac­ity to have Dig­i­tal Foren­sics, Ques­tion Doc­u­ments and Fin­ger prints anal­y­sis to help in­ves­ti­gate cases within stip­u­lated time pe­riod.

He said NAB is an apex anti cor­rup­tion or­ga­ni­za­tion of the coun­try which has as­signed gi­gan­tic task of erad­i­ca­tion of cor­rup­tion from the coun­try and added this re­quires an ex­tremely ded­i­cated and highly trained man­power.

He said NAB at­taches great im­por­tance to its Hu­man Re­source Devel­op­ment and ac­cord­ingly, a com­pre­hen­sive yearly Train­ing Plan for 2016 has been de­vised to en­sure con­tin­ued pro­fes­sional de­vel- op­ment of

Qa­mar Za­man Ch. said in or­der to en­sure suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion of Train­ing Plan, it is equally im­por­tant that train­ers are fully ca­pa­ble and geared up to un­der­take this re­spon­si­bil­ity. its of­fi­cers/of­fi­cials and Prose­cu­tors.

He said Train­ing Cells cre­ated at all re­gional lev­els are pri­mar­ily re­spon­si­ble to li­aise and carry out planned ac­tiv­i­ties in their re­spec­tive Re­gional Bu­reaus. There­fore, the Train­ing of Train­ers (ToT) pro­gramme at NAB Head­quar­ters was or­ga­nized by T&R Di­vi­sion.

He said T&R Di­vi­sion has pre­pared Train­ing Pro­gramme for 2016 based on re­gional feed­back and in­put of ex­perts from other law en­forc­ing agencies, adding that plan pre­pared by T&R Di­vi­sion was then dis­cussed and re­fined at high­est level in NAB.

The Chair­man said course con­tents have been re­vised and im­proved and In­ves­ti­ga­tion Of­fi­cer’s Refresher Cour­ses have been planned for two weeks on part time ba­sis, in­stead of one week on full time ba­sis to en­sure 100% par­tic­i­pa­tion and to min­i­mize dis­tur­bance in rou­tine ac­tiv­i­ties of in­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cers.

Dur­ing 2016 as com­pared to two such cour­ses held last year, NAB has planned six Ca­pac­ity Building Cour­ses, six Staff Devel­op­ment Cour­ses for of­fi­cials and IT train­ing and un­der­stand­ing of Mon­i­tor­ing and Eval­u­a­tion Sys­tem (MES) has added this year, he said and added NAB’s ef­forts are to ap­prise its of­fi­cers/of­fi­cials and prose­cu­tors about the im­por­tance of train­ing.

Also it is im­por­tant that op­er­a­tional method­ol­ogy is con­veyed in uni­form pat­tern which is pre­pared af­ter due de­lib­er­a­tion and con­sul­ta­tion of all stake­hold­ers.

He said, “We have de­cided that those cour­ses like MCMC, SMC and MNC should be made manda­tory for pro­mo­tion in NAB. We have con­di­tion­al­ized the pro­mo­tion of of­fi­cers with above said train­ing manda­tory cour­ses.” This all will add up in over­all per­for­mance of NAB, he added.

The Chair­man NAB di­rected DG (T&R) to im­ple­ment Train­ing plan for 2016 in let­ter and spirit.He said 104 In­ves­ti­ga­tion Of­fi­cers have been trained at Po­lice Train­ing Col­lege Si­hala. The course con­tents had been de­signed on mod­ern lines and a stan­dard­ized syl­labus for all in­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cers for their ca­pac­ity building cour­ses had been for­mu­lated to en­sure qual­ity and uni­for­mity.—APP

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