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Date: 5-Apr-2017  
Title: NAB accords high priority to Training of its Investigation Officers: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD, April 05, 2017: Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chaired a meeting to review the progress on the training plan for the newly recruited 96 Investigation Officers (IOs) of NAB on merit through NTS at NAB Headquarters.

Director General (DG) Training & Research (T&R) Division gave a detailed presentation on the training program of Basic Induction Course (IBIC-VIII) 2017 planned for newly recruited 96 Investigators. He informed that process of recruitment of investigation officers have been completed by HRM NAB on merit and offer letters have been issued to newly recruited Investigation officers to join training program on April 17, 2017. The Training & Research (T&R) Division NAB has accordingly planned Investigatorís Basic Induction Course (IBIC-VIII) 2017 for newly recruited Investigation Officers at Police Training College Sihala.

He informed that on the directions of Chairman NAB, the previous Course contents were circulated to all Regional NABs and Divisions/Wings of NAB Headquarters for their comments and feedback. As a result of this exercise and on the basis of input obtained, the course contents have been accordingly readjusted on modern lines and necessary adjustments have been incorporated within the eight Training Modules namely on Law Enforcement, Government Working, Law, Investigation, White Collar Crimes, Awareness and Prevention Regime and study visits etc. A standardized syllabus for all investigation officers for their capacity building courses has been formulated to ensure quality and uniformity which will help NAB in achieving standard application of SOPs, Laws and rules. After 5 months Training Program, an assessment written test will be conducted. He informed that besides training of newly recruited Investigation Officers, Refresher Training Courses for Investigation Officers have also been planned and will be of 2 weeks on part time basis to ensure 100% participation and to minimize disturbance in routine activities of Investigation Officers. He informed that during 2017, NAB has planned 7 x Capacity Building Courses, 04 x Staff Development Courses for officials and IT training and understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES). The Chairman NAB approved the Basic Induction Course (IBIC-VIII) 2017 planned for newly recruited 96 Investigators and Refresher and Capacity Building Training Program for NAB Investigation Officers and staff for the year 2017.

While chairing the meeting, Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said that NAB accords high priority to training of its Investigation Officers and prosecutors as training is an important aspect in the capacity building of all ranks of NAB. He said that training is the cutting edge of effective job performance. Training is an instrument through which human capabilities are developed for enhancing practical and productive efforts. The Chairman NAB said that NAB has been assigned a major responsibility of eradicating corruption and corrupt practices from the country and bringing the guilty to book. An effective execution of this mandate necessities professional competence of its human resource continuously. He said that NAB is a vibrant and a dynamic organization which recognizes the centrality of training as a tool of improvement and maintaining the quality of its manpower. He approved the proposal for conduct of training for incoming Investigatorís Basic Induction Course-VIII (2017) at Police Training College Sihala in line with the professional expertise of the institution.

The Chairman NAB said that NAB has established its own Forensic Science LAB which has the capacity to conduct analysis in the fields of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents; Fingerprints analysis so that Investigation Officers/Officials and Prosecutors may utilize Forensic LAB facilities in order to investigate cases within stipulated time period as per SOPs/laws. He directed DG Training and Research Division NAB to put up report on the current status of establishment of NAB Anti-Corruption Training Academy on the pattern of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) so that NAB may establish its own Anti-Corruption Training Academy in Islamabad in order to cater for Capacity Building Training needs of its Investigation Officers and Prosecutors on modern lines continuously.

The Chairman NAB said that NAB has established libraries at NAB Headquarter and NAB Regional Bureaus in order to facilitate Investigation officers/officials and Prosecutors about corruption cases and the judgments etc of different Honorable Courts throughout the country. NAB has E-Library at NAB Headquarter having more than 50, 000 electronic books related to Law Journals, yearly law reports and monthly law reports etc. NAB plans to have access with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Library which will be beneficial for NAB officers/officials in collection of relevant information for expeditious disposal of cases as per laid down rules/laws.




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