DW BUREAU / Chandigarh
Karan Bir Singh Sidhu on Tuesday took over as Special Chief Secretary-cum-Director General of Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) Punjab, here.
The 1984-batch Punjab cadre IAS officer, Sidhu has served Punjab Government in different capacities including as Special Chief Secretary, Revenue and Rehabilitation, Principal Secretary Finance, Home, Irrigation, Housing and Urban Development, School Education, Higher Education, Technical Education, Social Security, Chief Administrator PUDA and head of various other departments, besides Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar.
He has also served as Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary with the Government of India, on Central
Sidhu, in a brief introductory meeting with the Senior officers and faculty members of the Institute, emphasized the need for imparting a sharper focus to research, innovation and latest methodologies, besides bringing about improvement in the quality of the Training Programmes to meet the new challenges of a Citizen-centric and inclusive Governance.
He said that sincere efforts should be made to transform MGSIPA into a multi-disciplinary and intra-disciplinary Institute by broadening the scope of its training programmes and well as the profile of its participants.
He stressed that the faculty must also lay special emphasis on Governance, Public Administrative Management, Cyber-Security and capacity-building of the trainees. He exhorted the faculty members to contribute effectively towards making MGSIPA one of the best Administrative Training Institutes in the country.
He assured the faculty of providing a work-friendly professional environment and modern infrastructure to execute training programmes to the best satisfaction of stakeholders.