JAMMU, Jan 5: The 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the J&K Regional Branch of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) was held here today.
The annual report of the Institute was presented by Honorary Secretary, J B S Johar and annual statement of accounts was presented by Joint Secretary, Dr Anil Gupta. It was followed by discussion on the reports and future activities.
While complimenting the executive committee for record number of quality programs during 2018, the IIPA members proposed various themes around which the programmes should be organized.
Dr Ashok Bhan, Patron, IIPA J&K Regional Branch addressed the AGM, setting out future targets for the Branch in organizing activities aimed at capacity building for good governance through training programmes, taking up research projects in the area of management and security studies in collaboration with various universities. Dr Ashok Bhan proposed that the annual activities of the branch should revolve around a specific theme and he suggested themes including social harmony and peace, electoral reforms and development hand in hand with environmental protection.
Dr S S Baloeria former Patron, IIPA (J&K) while speaking on the occasion emphasized the need for identifying initiatives to make the branch more vibrant.