Governance becomes effective with expert-centric leadership: Dr. N Ravi Shankar


Dehradun, May 19: Speaking on an orientation program for lateral entry to trainee civil servants organized at Doon University here, Dr N Ravi Shankar, former Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand and Chancellor of DIT University, said that through lateral entry, these professional experts have the opportunity will be allowed to work in government service. “We meet people who have achieved a lot in their profession based on their expertise and have created a special identity in that field. Due to their familiarity with the practical aspects of that specific area, their collaboration in government policymaking will accelerate decision-making and implementation of programs in that specific area,” he pointed out. He said when an expert is involved in formulating or implementing a policy, it becomes easier to effectively implement and monitor that program.

Addressing the event, Information Commissioner Yogesh Bhatt said the creation of the state of Uttarakhand was due to the lack of development in hilly and rural areas. Nowadays, it is necessary to accelerate the formulation and implementation of village-oriented policies so that the village economy is strengthened and qualitative improvement is achieved in the lives of villagers. The common Uttarakhand can feel this change and the wind of development. Only then can the purpose of creating Uttarakhand be achieved.

Dr. Manoj Pant, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Public Policy and Good Governance, State Planning Department, while discussing in detail the various public welfare policies and programs of the Government of Uttarakhand, said that the aim is to ensure the welfare of the people to ensure. people. The schemes prepared for this must be delivered to the beneficiaries with 100% transparency and the government is committed to this. All programs and policies of the state government are implemented through this transparent policy.

Doon University Vice Chancellor Professor Surekha Dangwal said the people have great expectations from the government and the role of civil servants is important in fulfilling their expectations. Schemes are made for public welfare and development, but sometimes it takes a long time for the benefits of the schemes to reach the common people. Therefore, the responsibility of the officials is important because it is only through their hard work and dedication that the schemes reach the beneficiaries.

While conducting the orientation programme, Professor RP Mamgain, Dean, School of Social Sciences, said that this plan of the Government of India is absolutely commendable as youth will get opportunities to work in the government system through lateral entry. If such officials are involved in formulating government policies, their expertise will be helpful in accelerating policy implementation.

Professor HC Purohit, Dean, School of Management, Doon University, said that the global community today appreciates the Indian model of governance as its philosophy is based on the principle of world prosperity, harmony, equity and equality. The fundamental mantra of the Indian governance model embodies the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Professor VN Alok from the Indian Institute of Public Policy and Administration, New Delhi, proposed a vote of thanks and gave a detailed introduction of the trainees and outlined the outline of the programme.

Dean of Science Dr Arun Kumar, Deputy Registrar Narendra Lal, Piyush Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Animesh and 25 interns were present on the occasion.