Eight IAS Officers of 2018 Batch of Telangana Cadre, on the completion of their 50- week District Attachment as Assistant Collectors (Under Training) in their respective districts, have been attached to Telangana Secretariat for a period of two weeks, from June 9 to 20. Each IAS Officer Trainee has been allotted to one of the following Secretariat Departments: Education, Health, Medical & Family Welfare, Irrigation & Command Area Development, Finance, Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, Agriculture, Panchayat Raj & Rural Development.
The Secretariat Attachment was preceded by a de-briefing session on District Attachment on June 8 held at Dr MCR HRD Institute. The IAS Officer Trainees unanimously stated that the District Attachment was greatly instrumental in understanding the unique challenges of administration and in appreciating the aspirations of different stakeholders at grassroots level, in their true and total frame of reference.
B P Acharya, Director General of the Institute & Spl Chief Secretary to Government, who graced the de-briefing session, said that the objective of the Secretariat Attachment is to enable the IAS Officer Trainees to obtain an exposure to the working dynamics of the State Government at the headquarters level. “An interaction with the Special Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary/Secretary concerned of the respective Departments, who will be the mentors for the IAS Officer Trainees, will be a great platform for them not only to learn about the working of the Secretariat Departments in terms of processing of files, inter- departmental consultations, and drafting of notes, but also to understand the formulation and execution of policies at the level of Secretariat”, he stated and advised the Officer Trainees to use the rich experience of their mentors in enhancing their learning quotient.
Harpreet Singh, and Benhur Mahesh Dutt Ekka, Additional Directors General at Dr MCR HRD Institute also attended the de-briefing session.
After the completion of the Secretariat Attachment, the IAS Officer Trainees will report to Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie on July 6 to undergo Phase-II of their professional Training.
Of the eight IAS Officer Trainees, three belong to Telangana State, two each to Bihar and Maharashtra, and one to Andhra Pradesh. All the eight IAS Officer Trainees belong to engineering stream of education.