Bhubaneswar, Aug 27: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed in New Delhi, between Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi and Gopabandhu Academy of Administration (GAA), Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar on Friday.
Raj Kumar Sharma, Director General, GAA had a series of discussions with Surendra Nath Tripathi, Director General, IIPA for establishing a collaborative framework between two institutions that culminated in signing of this MoU.
The shared vision and persistent efforts of Sharma and Tripathi would enhance the quality of teaching and learning experience of both the institutions. This will help building the capacity of training eco-system at all potential intersections and avenues in the state as well as the nation. This collaboration will improve the knowledge, attitude and aptitude of public servants of the State and lead to constructive impact on the pace of good governance.
The MoU was signed by Amitabh Ranjan, Registrar, IIPA and Aradhana Das, Additional Director, GAA. The partnership will foster faculty exchange, joint research projects, and sharing of facilities.
To provide wider exposure on public administration and governance, and to build self-confidence of the young and budding administrators, GAA organised one-week long training programme of 127 OAS Probationers of 2020 (DR) batch during 21-25 August 2023 at IIPA.
This is for the first time OAS probationers visited Rasthrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, PM Sangrahalaya, War Memorial and National Museum.