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  • TERI signs MoU with Government of India for Training Civil Servants

    29 January 2005

    In a significant move towards building capacity among in-service civil servants, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Govt. of India and The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi signed a memorandum of understanding here today.

    Speaking at the function, Mr Suresh Pachouri, Union Minister of state for Personnel and Parliamentary Affairs, said TERI was doing a commendable work in the field of training and capacity building. He said: "The curriculum designed by TERI is impressive and meaningful. I would advise that this course may be extended to non-government executives and those from the corporates also."

    Addressing the gathering, Mr A N Tiwari, Secretary, DoPT said this was the second training programme structured outside the government training establishments. The first programme was done in association with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. "In our recent discussions with the Prime Minister, it was pointed out that training was the soft belly of the Indian Civil Service. We need to rectify this situation."

    Earlier, welcoming the minister, Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI said it was heartening to see the government awakening to the heightening need of in-service training to its bureaucracy. He said the course offered by TERI had taken all the needs of public policy and sustainable development.

    The MoU was signed between Mr O P Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, DoPT and Dr Leena Srivastava, Executive Director, TERI. The Masters Programme in Public Policy and Sustainable Development is a two-year course which will cover all relevant aspects of Public Policy and Sustainable Development. The course will be offered by the TERI School of Advanced Studies, a deemed-to-be university.