12 Aug 2021 18:51 IST

IIMI inks pact with National Centre for Good Governance

We aim to offer programmes in public administration and good governance, said IIMI Director

Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI) signed an three-year MoU with National Centre for Good Governance, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of India (NCGG-DARPG). The MoU was signed by Prof Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore and V Srinivas, Additional Secretary and Director General, NCGG.

This collaboration emphasises on helping the Indian Government adapt the finest practices in public administration, good governance, and help Indian states upgrade their ranking in Good Governance Index (GG Index) to deliver efficient and high-quality public services, a release from IIMI, said.

Discussing the collaboration, Prof Himanshu Rai highlighted the five pillars of good governance for any nation are — people, geographical land, laws and jurisdiction, governing systems and resources. “We need to ensure that the people of the nation have a collective vision and have an understanding of the type of nation they want to live in. IIM Indore and NCGG have a strong mission and a vision; and this collaboration focuses on strengthening that vision in a way that it becomes the vision of all the people of the nation,” he said. “We aim to offer degree granting programmes in public administration and good governance, promote activities of joint research and provide faculty experts an opportunity to participate in joint consulting research projects as well.” he added.

V Srinivas said, “The collaboration aims at promoting and encouraging the exchange of academic staff and students, exploring and designing joint programmes for various civil servants and help them learn management principles. He noted that this MoU also focuses on enhancing our good governance ranking of the states, by collaborating for joint initiatives, policy formulation and government tasks.