Chief Secretary reviews IMPARD’s technological interventions
Srinagar: Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, today visited Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (J&K IMPARD) to review the technological interventions being introduced by the institute especially in imparting online training.
On the occasion, Dr Mehta delivered a valedictory address to the 8th batch of Public Information Officers (PIOs), Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) and Appellate Authorities.
The Chief Secretary asked the institute to make the training in Learning Management System (LMS) mode which included recording a lecture and uploading it on IMPARD website so that interested persons can download it from there.
He appreciated the role of IMPARD in imparting quality training to officers and officials of Jammu and Kashmir including JKAS officers and Senior and Junior Assistants. He lauded the quantitative and qualitative improvements effected by IMPARD in its training programmes through use of smart classes and webcasting. He also appreciated other initiatives of the institute like signing of MoUs with centres of excellence and garnering support from Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) and the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) in its training programmes.
The Chief Secretary instructed the concerned officers to devise special training programmes covering Pradhan Mantri’s flagship schemes besides training the district officers about the guidelines of the schemes. He also asked IMPARD to conduct Mass Training Programmes covering PRIs and other Rural Development functionaries under its role as State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD).
He also asked the departments of Rural Development, Disaster Management and General Administration Department to depute a maximum number of their officers for training by IMPARD.
With completion of RTI training to the 8th Batch of Officers, a total of about 1000 officers have been trained so far.
During these RTI training courses, the services of best experts in the field of RTI from all over India were utilized including that of former Chief Information Commissioners.