Jindal university to train civil servants

Last Updated: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 06:10 hrs

Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Haryana's Sonipat district will conduct state-specific programmes for civil servants of various states.

JGU registrar Y.S.R. Murthy Sunday said the university has completed a one-week intensive training programme on "Public Policy and Governance" at its campus, 50 km from Delhi, for Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officers.

The training programme was evolved by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) to address public policy and governance challenges pertinent to Odisha, Murthy said. The programme included a familiarisation visit to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), known for its successful policy-making and execution.

Vice chancellor C. Raj Kumar said JGU had conducted training programmes for IAS and IPS officers earlier. He affirmed the university's commitment to developing public policy and governance capacities in the country.

Lt. Gen. Rajesh Kochhar, head of Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education, said the training programmes are two-way processes that benefit trainees as well as resource persons, government and academia, that enrich both practice and theory.

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