NEW DELHI: In a landmark development that will have far-reaching positive implications on the governance and administrative structure of Jammu & Kashmir first “Mid Career Training Programme” was organised for senior officers of the UT of J&K as per the new training policy adopted by Jammu and Kashmir.
The training intervention is in line with IAS training at the national level which has been in vogue for quite some time.
The two-week training programme was organised by Nation Centre for Good Governance (NCGG ) New Delhi in collaboration with JKIMPARD at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) Mussoorie focussed on changing paradigm of governance, public contacts/policies right to service, leadership, ethics, innovation, creativity, health governance, land acquisition, electoral reforms, district programme, Rural Development programmes, etc.
Apart from the academic discourses, the officers had several institutional visits to Smart City projects, e-governance, initiatives of MDDA, exposure visit to AIIMS New Delhi zero energy projects etc.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitender Singh interacted with the senior JKAS Officers and informed them of several governance reforms that have been and are being introduced in J&K which include the prevention of corruption Act, abolition of interviews for recruitments and cadre review of civil service officers. Dr Singh further emphasised upon the officers to empower themselves with new ethics and best practices.
He referred to the MoU which was signed with NCGG and J&KIMPARD has now been operationalised and congratulated the two organizations for conduct of this programme. Shri V. Shrinivas, IAS, Additional Secretary, DARPG, Govt of India also addressed the participants and distributed certificates among them.
Saurab Baghat, IAS, DG IMPARD who was present on the occasion also was felicitated by V Shrinivas for effective leadership and coordination with the NCGG New Delhi and govt of J&K for rolling out this programme in a short span of time.
Prof Poonam Singh Director, NCGG, New Delhi welcomed the participants and presented an overview of the programme.
Prof Reva Sharma Director Trainings J&K IMPARD Jammu presented the vote of thanks. Deputy Director, J&K IMPARD Tariq Kakroo was also present on the occasion.