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