Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu attended a session on e-governance leadership training for senior officials, organised by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, at San Francisco in the United States on April 10.
Khandu, while delivering his address, informed that the Arunachal Pradesh government is working towards using IT to improve transparency and accountability. He also informed that the government is taking various steps to promote applications of IT in various departments. Khandu urged the parliamentary secretaries and MLAs attending the training to initiate some innovative projects in the respective department and constituencies.
Participating in the training session, consular general V Ashok appreciated the govt for initiating such training programme. He suggested about ways to promote agricultural and horticultural produce of Arunachal. He also expressed that there is huge potential for growth of tourism in Arunachal Pradesh.
Chief secretary Satya Gopal explained detailed status of connectivity, including digital connectivity, in Arunachal and informed that govt is committed to work on resolving various connectivity issues. He also emphasized the importance and commitment of govt towards transparency.
The trainees later had interactions with researchers and academicians on various topics in the University of California, Berkeley.
The training, which has been going on since April 5, is attended by 9 parliamentary sectaries and 3 MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh. The main purpose of the training is to highlight the role of political executive in implementation of IT initiatives and increase efficiency of the government for better service delivery to citizen.