Jamshedpur, Nov. 19: In order to implement an ambitious plan of improving the infrastructure in the major cities of Jharkhand, the Urban Development and Housing Department of the Government of Jharkhand has recently inducted 87 City Managers, who will be posted in various parts of the State. These newly selected City Managers will start rigorous three week training in XLRI from November 19 to December 9, 2015 to develop their managerial skills as well as technical knowledge in their areas of responsibility.
During the launching of the programme on Thursday, Anil Kumar Singh, principal secretary, urban development department said, the capability programme was a huge step towards building a municipal cadre, and towards municipal development. City managers should ensure that they derive maximum benefit from the programme and have the spirit of doing something special – they need to excel at providing public service by understanding what the public needs, and to have the capability and motivation to meet these needs.
Amitabh Kaushal, deputy commissioner, said, differentiation between organisations was primarily in terms of their human resources. The skill development programme would be of tremendous benefit both to the City Managers as well as to the state of Jharkhand. This is a great example of public-private partnership (PP), and an opportunity to widen as well as deepen the relationship between the sectors.
Sunil Bhaskaran, vice president, corporate services, Tata Steel, said, the skill development programme is a great initiative of the principal secretary, urban development department. The programme would help overcome the challenge of urbanization and urban development and help develop both the capability as well as confidence of the City Managers.
This training program has been developed jointly by the Government of Jharkhand, XLRI and Tata Steel. While the faculty at the XLRI will be imparting training on various functional aspects of management ranging from communication, project management, teamwork and evaluation of public projects, professionals from Jusco will take sessions on water supply and sewerage, public health and sanitation, solid waste management and city master planning.
Senior bureaucrats from government will take sessions on Central and State Government rules, budgeting, centrally sponsored schemes and issues relating to working in the public sector. The training will also include site visits to at Jamshedpur facilities of Tata Steel for demonstration of good practices.