LAHORE: Out of 17 senior civil and police officials nominated for the National Management Course (NMC), the Punjab government has allowed eight to take part in the course.
The course is starting at the National School of Public Policy from Monday.
In January, the Establishment Division had nominated 17 BS-20 officers to participate in 102nd NMC (a mandatory course for promotion to BS-21).
The chief minister allowed five senior officers of the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS), two of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) and one from the Provincial Civil Service (PCS) to join the course. The Management and Professional Development Department (MPDD) secretary will join the course but keep charge of his present assignment.
The PAS officers nominated for the course were: Tahir Khurshid, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan project director; Shaukat Ali, the transport secretary; Irum Bukhari, the women development secretary; Arif Anwar Baloch, the industries secretary; Nadeem Irshad Kayani, the Management and Professional Development Department (MPDD) secretary; Muhammad Siddique, Board of Revenue member; Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, the school education secretary; Farhan Aziz Khawaja, the secretary to the governor; Sher Alam Mahsud, the forest secretary, and Iqbal Muhammad Chauhan, the Environment Protection Department secretary. The PSP officers nominated for the course were: Muhammad Sultan, the security DIG; Akhtar Umar Hayat Lalika, the Rawalpindi RPO; and Salman Chaudhry, the Punjab Highways Patrolling DIG. From the PCS, Sohail Shahzad, the Sahiwal commissioner, Nayyer Iqbal, the Higher Education Department special secretary, and Nawazish Ali, Punjab Text Book Board managing director; were nominated.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2015.
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