Monday, November 28, 2022

Senior officers trained on formulation of state policy

State chief secretary, J. Alam on Monday launched the programme of the training module for senior officers on State Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation at Administrative Training Institute, Kohima.
The five-day training is conducted by Personnel & Administrative Reforms Department, Nagaland in collaboration with St. Stephen’s Centre for Advance Learning, St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and Information Technology & Communication Department, Nagaland will be assisting in the virtual conference session, DIPR report stated.
Addressing the senior officers, Alam said that policymaking was a serious business and as bureaucrats, they were expected to know how policies were formulated and also should be aware of the finer points of policymaking.
He said that Nagaland being a small State and its administration simpler than other states was perhaps the reason why the State has been working with simpler policies. But as society progresses and complexities increase, the chief secretary said that a deeper understanding of policy formulation was essential for serving bureaucrats in Nagaland.
Alam also said that public policy was not a simple statement of objectives but it has many facets, rules, and regulations concerning the law, certain constitutional provisions, financial constraints, and when formulating policies all these aspects have to be kept in mind and how best to achieve the objectives. He thanked St. Stephen’s Centre for Advance Learning for helping with the training. Stating that these kinds of training held at senior levels was more for the exchange of ideas rather than a one-way process, he also suggested the senior officers share their experiences.
The resource persons for the training are Inderjit Khanna, former Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan; Prof. Amar Nayak, Professor of Strategy & Chairperson, Centre for Regenerative Ecosystems Design Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar; and Deepak Sanan, former Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Himachal Pradesh.
Officers taking part in the training are from the departments of Information & Public Relations, Youth Resources & Sports, Transport, Rural Development, Social Welfare, New & Renewable Energy, Health & Family Welfare, Home, Soil & Water Conservation, ATI, Urban Development, Agriculture, School Education, NPWD (Housing), Home, Commissioner Office, Tribal Affairs, Food & Civil Supplies, Water Resources, Higher Education and Land Resources.

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