Defence infrastructure moving towards modernisation: DG IDSE

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Defence infrastructure is moving towards modernization in a big way says IDSE, Director General, (Personnel), Ministry of Defense, Devendra Kumar adding that the MES has been playing a crucial and professional role in the areas of developing infrastructure and its maintenance for Indian Army, Navy, Air force, DRDO, Ordinance factories, Coast Guard, etc.

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Delivering a foundation course lecture for Group A Officers of the Military Engineer Services (MES) on the valedictory function of Dr MCR HRD Institute in the city today, Devendra Kumar said: “Armed forces aspire to adopt the latest technology in their infrastructure development. Therefore, the use of innovative, cost-efficient and rapid construction technique is a must for MES. This demands embracing cutting edge technology by MES and the probationers have to be ready for adoption of same”, he stated.

Continuing his address, Devendra Kumar said that the present era is of knowledge explosion and information technology. “Thus, you should keep updating your skill sets so as to ensure that it is in tune with dynamic requirements and aspirations of users”, he urged the MES Probationers. He called upon them to learn from best practices from within and outside the country; from both the private and public sectors. He further advised them to strive to suggest reforms in Rules, Procedures and Functioning, thus seeking positive changes and infusing efficiency in the system.

Director-General, Dr MCR HRD Institute Dr BP Acharya, in his Presidential Address, stated that many of the officers work in their respective watertight compartments, which is an unhealthy practice. He, therefore, called upon the MES Probationers to work with their counterparts from different wings of their respective organizations in unison, complementing and supporting each other with their specific domain experiences, in order to attain higher levels of productivity. Continuing his address, Acharya said that while conventional training has got its own strengths, online training has got multiple benefits. “Post – Covid 19, online training will play an important role and the training establishments should prepare themselves to tap its benefits fully”, he added.

ADG of the Institute Harpreet Singh, in his Special Address, said that the Institute offered the Foundation Courses simultaneously for the trainee Civil Servants and the MES Probationers and, as a result, the rich interaction among them was mutually beneficial. 

Ms Chetna Anand, Mr Prateek Kumar Meena, and Mr Shubham Saluja bagged the DG’s Shields for Best All Round Performance, Highest Aggregate Marks in Written Examinations, and Spots Champion, respectively. 

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