Sopore: A two-day national seminar on ‘Need and importance of public administration in present era’ was on Saturday inaugurated at Government Degree College (GDC) Sopore.
The seminar has been organised by Indira Gandhi National Open University in collaboration with Government Degree College Sopore.
ADC Baramulla Farooq Ahmad Baba, Regional Director Srinagar Prof M A Lashkar, Principal GDC Sopore Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, Coordinator Dr Shamim Ahmad and officials from various other colleges were present on the inaugural day of the seminar.
Principal GDC Sopore said that the aim of seminar is to aware the stakeholders about the importance of Public administration in the present era.
“Though every subject is important and has its application, but public administration has a definite importance as it deals with public and polity,” he said. Prof Tariq Ahmad Chalkoo said Public Administration isn’t an academic discipline only but implementation of government policy.
“We must be people with ideas. You then shape things in a right way to strengthen democracy. Make administration easy. Replace rule of thumb work with methods based on scientific study of tasks. This subject area is touching our lives so we must opt for this subject,” Chalkoo said.
ADC Baramulla, Farooq Ahmad Baba said that undergraduate students should opt for public administration as one of the subjects so that they can go for any civil service exam.
“Public administrators are the people on the ground; so to speak, they have the most in-depth understanding of where waste and inefficiency occur in a given department. Especially in tough economic times and with a growing concern for environmental responsibility, administrators are the watchdogs who identify and eliminate waste, corruption, and unsustainable practices in government offices and programs. It’s a bottom-up responsibility that makes government more efficient from within,” he said.
Educationist Prof Mohammad Abdullah Charoo who was chief guest on the occasion said: “Teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs are the administrators but you should have a thirst and determination to work. There are much higher goals for you, go and conquer.” Prof M A Lashkar IGNOU Regional Director Srinagar, Mushtaq Ahmad Dar Principal GDC Sopore, Dr. Shamim Ahmad Coordinator also spoke on this occasion.