PTCL preparing for deregulation
ISLAMABAD: Shahzad Saddan, senior executive vice president of the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), on Friday said that the company had developed about 78 different management programmes for its officers and officials.
The purpose of these programmes is to train PTCL staff to steer the company in the coming deregulated telecom environment.
He was speaking at the certificate distribution ceremony held at the Institute of Communications Technologies in Islamabad. The institute had arranged a three day course for the general mangers of PTCL on international telecom polices and international organisations
He said PTCL was fully alive to the impending challenges posed by the deregulating telecom sector in Pakistan. Mr Saddan said deregulation had generated competition among the different telecom operators and only those who had state of the art technology and trained staff would survive. He said this was why PTCL was attaching importance to the training of its staff.
He added that the company had devised a system under which all future promotions would be made keeping in view employee performance. He said he personally believed in merit and was against the pick and choose policy.
He promised that the PTCL management would strictly adhere to the merit-based policy and performance-based promotions. He said this would increase the company’s efficiency. staff report