The LBSNAA team with its unique disposition could provide crucial inputs to the government at the central level, state level and various non-government agencies.
In a first of its kind, Arunachal Pradesh is all set to collaborate with the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, to enable the state government in optimal utilization of funds available and resolve pressing issues through application of new management tools.
LBSNAA Director Sanjeev Chopra, who called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu here today, appreciated the initiative and offered all assistance of the Academy in management and development of Arunachal Pradesh through its disposition.
Expressing gratitude to the Academy Director for the interest and travelling to Itanagar to discuss on way forward, Khandu reiterated his idea to create an Arunachal Study Group (ASG) in LBSNAA, a think-tank to spread awareness on the importance and needs of Arunachal in different fora in the Government of India. Also it would provide various inputs to the government and publicize various opportunities.
The LBSNAA team with its unique disposition could provide crucial inputs to the government at the central level, state level and various non-government agencies. It would help with research and evaluation of the pressing issues and policies and also be a platform for necessary inputs for changes in laws, rules and land reforms.
Further, the Academy would explore and throw challenges on real time and policy issues through case studies and problem-solving to officers who come for training. The Academy would also open its vast resources of Library Sargam and Gyan Portal besides being a data repository of information, policies, literature and culture of Arunachal Pradesh.
Chopra assured that the Academy would give its best to support the Administrative Training Institute of the state through inputs and capacity building of the officers. It would also have experts visit Arunachal and recommend experts to call to create ideation and innovation thrust.
He admitted the priorities of the state government to focus on improving management and IT skills for social sectors like health and education as well as their conceptualization and execution.
Khandu had earlier called for focusing on management and IT skills and more importantly on project and policy conceptualization, formulation, optimisation and execution.
The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie is the premier training institution for the civil services in India. It conducts a common Foundation Course for entrants to the All India Services; Indian Foreign Service; Group ‘A’ services of the Union followed by professional training for regular recruits of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The Academy also conducts in-service and Mid-Career Training Programmes (MCTPs) for members of the IAS and Induction Training Programme for officers promoted to the IAS from State Civil Services.
LBSNAA Special Director Manoj Ahuja and Deputy Director (Senior) Manoj V Nair accompanied Chopra.