Hyderabad: The MCR HRD Institute of Telangana conducted ‘Reorientation and Capacity Building Programme in the context of Telangana’ at district Collector’s office in Karimnagar on Thursday. Over 120 HoDs and District Officers from Karimnagar and Rajanna Sircilla districts attended the programme.
G R Reddy, IES (Retd), Advisor to Government of Telangana, Finance, in his inaugural address said Telangana economy was performing better than the national average in terms of growth rate and per capita income on account of government’s innovative policies, huge investment in economic infrastructure, and public spending on welfare. However, there was a huge diversity in terms of the development of districts across the State. He, therefore, underlined the need for identifying the districts which are lagging behind and formulating action plans, strictly in accordance with their felt needs.
He said district officers held the key to unlocking the true potential of Telangana State and for realising the dream of ‘Bangaru Telangana’. He advised them to contribute their optimum best for enriching the quality of governance.
Gautam Pingle, Dean of Studies and Head, Centre for Telangana Studies, Dr MCR HRD Institute, in his welcome address, said that the landmark reorganisation of the 10 districts of the State into 31 districts will go a long way in bringing governance closer to people and making the new districts the role models to be emulated.
The Collector of Karimnagar district Sarfaraz Ahmed, Collector of Rajanna Sircilla district D Krishna Bhaskar, Commissioner of Karimnagar Municipal Corporation K Shashanka underscored the need for reorientation programmes for employees to introduce district officers to contemporary challenges after State formation, reorganisation of the districts, flagship programs, and the role of employees in their successful implementation.
Syed Ayub Ali, Professor, Centre for Telangana Studies, Dr MCR HRD Institute of Telangana, conducted proceedings of the programme.