PSC chief calls on Indian minister

Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Ekram Ahmed today met Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh here and discussed the working of UPSC which conducts prestigious civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers.

Ahmed, who is currently on a visit to India, discussed a wide range of issues related to the bd-indiafunctioning of the UPSC and that of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) with the Singh, a press release issued by the government said.

Giving an overall resume about the functioning of DoPT and the UPSC, Singh explained to the visiting dignitary as to how discretely the most crucial task of holding civil services exam and then allocating state cadres is carried out by the two institutions.

While the UPSC, as an independent body, is responsible for conducting the civil services exam with utmost transparency and impartiality, soon after the declaration of results the DoPT takes over the equally important task of allocating different state cadres to the successful candidates based on a criteria which is absolutely objective, transparent and impartial, said Singh.

The Minister also spoke about the functioning and curriculum of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration at Mussoorie, which is an institution of pride for India and offers training not only to the civil servants from India but also from neighbouring countries including Bangladesh and Bhutan.

He also referred to recent inauguration of a new academic block at the Academy, which would increase the capacity for wider training and a comfortable study environment for trainees from India and abroad.

Of late, Singh said, the DoPT has also been receiving internees from among the newly qualified civil servants and administration appointees from European and other developed countries who find themselves benefited by the experience of working in diverse conditions in the Indian set up.

In addition, he reiterated the Modi government’s resolve to ensure “maximum governance, minimum government”.

Ekram Ahmed, who is an academician and a scholar of history besides being a civil servant, said that his India tour was meant to acquaint himself with the various standards of functioning laid down by the present government.