Exposure tours give firsthand info about dev issues: Guv
Srinagar, Oct 27: A group of IAS officers from the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, currently on a 4-day ‘Exposure Tour’ to Jammu and Kashmir, met Governor, N N Vohra, at Raj Bhavan here today.
The Governor, while interacting with the group of IAS officers participating in the 109th Induction Training Programme at the Academy, observed that such visits provide an opportunity for gaining first hand impressions about developmental issues and reasons for success or failure of programmes in various parts of the country. Such knowledge can help in drawing up more pragmatic strategies to speed up the developmental process, he added.
The Governor suggested to the IAS officers to interact with the local people and gain their own impressions about the development in the State.
The Governor enquired from the 10-member group of the visiting IAS officers about the places they have had visited so far within the country and in Bangladesh. They briefed the Governor that apart from Dhaka, so far they have visited Kolkata, Mumbai, Gujarat and Daman. During their visit to the Valley, they are scheduled to visit Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Uri Hydel Project and, besides, visiting various places of tourist and historic interest in Srinagar. The Group would also be interacting with the locals at Pahalgam.
The Group of visiting IAS officers comprised Ratheesan Valappilakkandy, District Collector, Wayanad, Kalpetta, Kerala; Bhaskaran Thellathinkara, Managing Director, Kerala State Cooperative Bank Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram; Sanal Kumar Valappil, District Collector, Ayyanthole, Thrissur, Kerala; Mohankumar Krishnappila Velayudhannair, District Collector, Civil Station, Palakkad, Kerala; Girees Kumar Madhavan, Officer on Special Duty (Finance Resources), Finance Department, Government Secretariat, Kerala; Lalithambika Sarojini Amma, Director, SC Development Department, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala; Parvathi Subramanian, Joint Commissioner, Land Administration, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh; Krishna Kumar Khare, Collector and District Magistrate, Mandla, Madhya Pradesh; Mahesh Kumar Agarwal, Collector and District Magistrate, Morena, Madhya Pradesh; and Kamta Prasad Rahi, Additional Commissioner, Rewa Division, Madhya Pradesh.
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