ISLAMABAD, May 08, 2017: Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review latest progress on TOT training plan for NAB Investigation Officers and Prosecutors at NAB Headquarter as the training is being imparted at all respective NAB Regional Bureaus.
During the meeting, it was informed that a two week Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop was conducted at NAB HQ for 18 Investigation Officers and 7 Prosecutors of different Regional Bureaus of NAB. After the training, an assessment written test was also conducted.
It was informed that in 2016, 4 refresher courses of two week duration for IOs/COs were conducted in which 529 Investigation Officers/Case Officers attended. Two refresher courses for Prosecutors were conducted of two week duration in which 67 Prosecutors attended in 2016 and three Inter-Regional Trainings were conducted in 2016 of one week duration in which 87 officers/IOs/COs attended the training. It was further informed that six Capacity Building Courses for officers/Investigation Officers/Case Officers were conducted of two days duration in 2016 and 28 in Land Training Courses were availed in collaboration with Foreign Agencies i.e. Australian Federal Police, British High Commission, Asian Development Bank, ICITAP & OPDAT and UNODC during 2016. 125 NAB officers from Regional NAB’s attended these training courses in 2016. It was further informed that 21 Training Courses were offered by the Academies of other law enforcement agencies, government departments and were availed in 2016 in which 62 NAB officers/Investigation Officers/Case Officers attended. It was informed that besides training of NAB Investigation Officers/Prosecutors, NAB availed 42 training for its Secretaries, Managerial and Administrative staff from local Training Institutes like Secretariat Training Institute, Islamabad and Pakistan Manpower Institute etc in which 87 officials participated.
It was informed that Training Programme for the year 2017 was prepared in the light of regional feedback and input of experts from other law enforcing agencies by T&R Division, which was presented for consideration to the competent authority for approval. It was informed that Course Contents were revised/improved and Investigation Officer’s Refresher Courses were planned and continued weeks on part time basis to ensure 100% participation and to minimize disturbance in routine activities of Investigation Officers. It was informed that during 2017, NAB has planned 7 x Capacity Building Courses, 04 x Staff Development Courses for officials will continue and IT training and understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) have been added this year. The Chairman NAB after detailed deliberation and utility of capacity building courses approved the courses. The so far progress on training courses for the year 2017 is very encouraging.
Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that NAB is an apex anti corruption organization of the country which has assigned responsibility of eradication of corruption from the country. He said that this requires an extremely dedicated and highly trained manpower to undertake this responsibility. He said that NAB attaches great importance to its Human Resource Development. Accordingly, a comprehensive yearly Training Plan for 2017 has been devised to ensure continued professional development of its officers/officials and Prosecutors. In order to ensure successful implementation of the Training Plan, it is equally important that trainers are fully capable and geared up to undertake this responsibility. He said Training Cells created at all Regional levels are also monitoring and are primarily responsible to liaise and carry out the planned activities in their respective Regional Bureaus.
The Chairman NAB Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said that NAB gives top priority to the training of its Investigation officers/ Prosecutors. This all will add up in the overall performance of NAB. The Chairman NAB directed that Training plan for 2017 should be implemented in letter and spirit. He said that training is a continuous process which is an important and serious aspect in the capacity building of NAB Investigation Officers/Officials and Prosecutors. He said that training is an instrument through which human capabilities are developed for enhancing practical and productive efforts.
The Chairman NAB said that NAB recognizes the centrality of training as a tool of improvement and maintaining the quality of its manpower. He said that a standardized syllabus for all investigation officers, refresher and capacity building courses on Accounts matters, General Financial Rules, FR, SR, Digital Forensic Question Documents and Finger Print Analysis has been formulated by NAB to ensure quality and uniformity. It will help NAB in achieving standard application of SOPs, Laws and rules. The performance objectives of training programs will also be continuously evaluated so as to form a basis for subsequent review and improvements in future training needs.
The Chairman NAB said that NAB has planned to have its own Training Academy on the pattern of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy at Islamabad in order to meet the training requirements of all ranks of NAB officers/officials on modern lines with state of the art techniques and technology. A Forensic Science LAB has been established in NAB Rawalpindi which has capacity to conduct analysis in the fields of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents; Fingerprints analysis so that Investigation Officers and Prosecutors may utilize Forensic LAB facilities in order to investigate cases within stipulated time period as per SOPs/laws.