Bhubaneswar: The Induction Training of OAS Officers Trainees was inaugurated at the Gopabandhu Academy of Administration (GAA) today. R Balakrishnan, Chief Advisor, Office of the Chief Minister (CMO) inaugurated the programme while Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority presented the keynote address. The three-month-long Induction Training is scheduled to continue till 22nd May.
Balakrishnan, in his inaugural address, shared a few anecdotes from his long professional experience in Odisha. Highlighting the vastness and diversity of the state, he mentioned the ever-growing and glowing narratives of the state that have transformed the support-seeking state into a guiding partner to other States of the country, especially in Disaster Management, for which it has been well appreciated.
He also stressed upon the achievement of Odisha in multiple human development indices including women’s empowerment. Besides, he emphasized upon the importance of 5T principles that have helped in the successful organization of mega events like World Cup Hokey and Make in Odisha.
Bagchi, in his keynote address, inspired the Officer Trainees (OTs) to imbibe principles of ethical values to lead a well-composed professional and personal life. His lucid expressions, rich with vast experience, drew attention of the OTs. He advised the young officers to never compromise with their own conscience, integrity, honesty, and commitment to the cause under any circumstances.
Raj Kumar Sharma, IAS, Director General, GAA, presiding over the programme emphasized on three Cs: character, compassion, and competency, which are the important qualities that an officer needs to possess. He asked the young officers to keep giving regular feedback in order to make the training more interactive, productive, and beneficial.
On this occasion, Gopabandhu Academy of Administration’s new logo was unveiled by the dignitaries. The logo reflects the spirit and vibrance of the apex training institute of Odisha.
Kiran Kumar Mohanty, one among 31 participating OAS Probationers, presented the expectations of the officers from the induction training, while requesting for the inclusion of course contents such as leadership, time and people management, and transparency, etc.
Himanshu Bhusan Panda, Additional Commissioner, GAA, welcomed the guests and informed about the composition of the Probationers and course modules. Pratap Kumar Mishra, Deputy Director General, proposed vote of thanks. Mamatarani Naik, Deputy Director, GAA, managed the stage and Kananbala Nayak, Joint Director
(Accounts) coordinated the programme.