Local IAS officers need to serve the state, its people: Khursheed Ganai
Srinagar: Advisor to J&K Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Saturday said that local IAS officers can serve the state and its people in a much better way. He asked the officers to do away with arrogance while serving people of valley.
The advisor was speaking at a function organized by Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) at SP higher Secondary School here to inaugurate the super-50 coaching programme. The advisor also inaugurated career counseling Mela on the occasion.
“Young officers like Shah Faesal, Syed Abid and Sehrish, when you are enjoying your chair you take pride of your achievement but don’t ever become arrogant of what you have achieved because people of the state need local officers like you and they respect you for serving them,” Ganai said.
Ganai further stated that a need was felt to have local officers on the positions which are involved in decision making.
“If a local IAS officer is allotted J&K cadre they can serve the people better,” Khurshid Ganai said.
He further said that some J&K cadre officers of all India services from past five to six years have been allotted J&K state which was not happening in the past.
“So I believe that Super 50 coaching programme of education department is an excellent idea to prepare students for civil services. Local students after qualifying the civil service exams will be able to come back to the state and serve their own people,” he said.
The advisor said the Super-50 programme was firstly started to prepare students for NEET and other national level exams of engineering courses but students should also opt for other fields as well.
“Apart from medicine and engineering, students should also opt for civil services for which teachers should motivate them in schools,” he said and stressed upon strengthening of counseling cells in the education department.
“Students can take advantage of carrier counseling as they are not so aware and conscious about their future,” he said.
Advisor Vijay Kumar also spoke at the occasion.
Director school education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo in his address briefed about the achievements and initiative taken by the department in the past year.
“School education department was ranked 2nd best in 2017 and our endeavor is to be at first position,” he said.
He said 23 students who were enrolled in of Super-50 programme made it to various competitive exams in 2015 followed by 60 selection in 2016-17 year and 239 in 2017-18 respectively.
Every district has been given a centre (13 Centres in Kashmir Division) and 100 students (50 for Medical and 50 for Engineering) are selected for each district by way of screening test conducted at all districts headquarters.