In order to develop and qualify employees to meet the needs of government agencies .. CSB re-issues instructions on training scholarships and grants


In order to develop and qualify employees to meet the needs of government agencies .. CSB re-issues instructions on training scholarships and grants


Juffair-Civil Service Bureau

His Excellency, the President of the Civil Service Bureau Issued Civil Service Instructions number (5) of 2019 concerning training, grants and scholarships. He clarified that the instructions aim at re-issuing Civil Service Instructions 2/2013 through updating the training and development system for government employees according the controls specified in the executive regulations of the Civil Service Law, which includes the training and scholarship criteria. The instructions also aim at defining the responsibilities of government entities and CSB in applying them. This is after modifying the provisions and setting the terms of reference in government agencies, in addition to updating the forms attached to these instructions and the training agreement to guarantee the principle of justice for all employees.

Regarding the role of government entities, the President of CSB explained that government entities provides training and study opportunities for its employees in order to develop the skills, knowledge and work behaviors required by their jobs, and to train employees to carry out greater responsibilities according to actual training needs and their career paths.

With regard to responsibilities, CSB's President clarified that the government entities should implement the provisions of the Civil Service Law to form a committee called the "Training and Development Committee" which aims to develop and qualify employees through training and study programs formed by specialized members in each government entity. The committee's presidency shall be at the level of Deputy Assistant Secretary at least.

Mr. Ahmed Bin Zayed Al Zayed pointed out that the most important competences of the Training and Development Committee are the adoption of the training plan, scholarships and grants for professional, administrative and specialized development according to priorities of the public interest in the government and its objectives in the short and long term. In addition to proposing general policies for training and career development, making recommendations on the training budget, the results of the evaluation of the training programs, studies of the return of training, as well as the adoption, modification or cancellation of missions and academic studies.

He also mentioned that the role of the directorates concerned with training in government entities is to develop scholarship programs for academic studies, professional and specialized certificates by studying the needs and the requirements of career development within the available resources, and the development of annual plans for employees training and rehabilitation. This is on the bases of the inventory, analysis and study of the annual training needs in accordance with the functions of the departments, the results of the annual performance evaluation of employees, the submission of periodic reports on training programs and missions and academic studies, as well as measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of training programs and providing recommendations.

The role of the employee will be through completion of all program procedures, attendance commitment and active participation in it

, the commitment to transfer knowledge and benefit from the experience gained in the development of work, and signing the training agreement with their government entity, and abiding the rules and provisions contained therein.

Mr. Ahmed bin Zayed Al Zayed stressed that the Civil Service Bureau is responsible for studying scholarships inside and outside of  Bahrain offered by all government entities, and it is also responsible of issuing recommendations for the adoption or rejection of candidacies. Applications for academic studies include comprehensive integration within career development or partial self-development, such as diploma, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

As for academic studies and professional certificates within the self-development program, he said: "Government entities encourage employees to self-develop, which is the responsibility of each employee, provided that the employee has completed at least one year of service, and that the study program falls within the needs of work and career path, and achieves public interest"