Saturday, October 04, 2014

New Delhi to host international symposium on public administration on Oct 7 and 8

IAS Probationers (File photo)
COME October 7 and 8, 2014, Indian bureaucrats will have interactive sessions in New Delhi with experts and civil servants belonging to 25 nations across the world. The topic of discussion is how to strengthen public administration and governance. Whether it is the performance framework reforms of UK, or Singapore’s promotion of budget management, or civil services reforms in Ghana or midwives…
services scheme in Nigeria or collaboration testing and innovation saga project of Japan or regularized informal settlements in Tanzania or Chapeu Palha Programme of Brazil, --- many of these international best practices are expected to be analysed and debated upon.
It is the union government’s department of administrative reforms and public grievances with support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been organizing this international symposium at hotel Taj Mahal, Man Singh Road, New Delhi. Also, there will be a Learning Journey to Taj Mahal, Agra for the participants on October 9, 2014, which is however optional.
Among the prominent civil servants who are expected to take part in the meet include cabinet secretary Ajit Kumar Seth, DoPT secretary Sanjay Kothari, secretary in the administrative reforms and public grievances N Ravi Shankar, mines secretary Dr Anup K Pujari, former secretary (performance management) Prajapati Trivedi, former corporate affairs secretary Anurag Goel, former secretaries Mrs Chitra Chopra, Vivek Kumar Agnihotri, Ms Radha Singh, and additional secretary in the department of administrative reforms and public grievances Arun Jha. Over 200 civil servants and experts are expected to attend it.
Senior government of India officers, representatives from departments responsible for public administration reforms, representatives from administrative training institutes (ATIs)/central training institutes (CTIs), Prime Minister’s award winners for excellence in public administration, national e-governance award winners, officials recognized for excellence in public service, representatives of various International bodies located in Delhi, are also expected to participate.

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