Special Chief Secretary to government and DG of Dr MCR HRD Institute B P Acharya giving away participation certificate to Sanjay Kumar, ISS, Deputy Director General, National Statistical Systems Training Academy (NSSTA), Greater Noida, in Hyderabad on Friday
Special Chief Secretary to government and DG of Dr MCR HRD Institute B P Acharya giving away participation certificate to Sanjay Kumar, ISS, Deputy Director General, National Statistical Systems Training Academy (NSSTA), Greater Noida, in Hyderabad on Friday

 Hyderabad: The training programme on managing ICT projects concluded here on Friday. The programme was sponsored by the National Statistical Systems Training Academy, Central Statistical Office, and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation under Government of India. The training programme, which was attended by senior Indian Statistical Service (ISS) officers from across the country, was conducted by Management Development Centre (MDC) of Dr MCR HRD Institute of Telangana.

Special Chief Secretary to government and DG of Dr MCR HRD Institute B P Acharya was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He gave away participation certificates to the senior ISS officers. B P Acharya, in his valedictory address, underlined the importance of collecting and analysing authentic data for understanding the problems of different sections of population in their true and total frame of reference and also in designing, implementing, monitoring, and measuring various intervention strategies, programmes, and reforms.

Acharya said the Samagra Kutumba Survey (SKS) data collected by government of Telangana, pertaining to 94 parameters, covered a whopping one crore four lakh households in the State. He said the survey was greatly helpful in formulating innovative schemes to alleviate the lot of weaker sections of society. He gave examples of the welfare schemes for destitute women, shepherds, beedi workers, and etc., which were formulated by the government by using the comprehensive data. 

Acharya said on account of the access to the SKS data, the District Collectors got the requisite information on their fingertips and they used it extensively in order to improve the quality of governance. “While Dr MCR HRD Institute of Telangana had been imparting training to employees, at all rungs of administrative hierarchy, it is keen to organise more number of training programmes for officers at higher levels keeping in view their multiple beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders”, Acharya added.

ISS Officers G S Lakshmi, Naresh Kumar Sharma, Shankar Lal Menaria, Supriya Mukherjee, Madan Mohan Hasija, James Mathew, Mitter Sain, spoke on the occasion and congratulated Dr MCR HRD Institute for the grand success of the Training Programme on Managing ICT Projects. Govind Raj, Associate Professor, MDC conducted the proceedings of the Valedictory Function.