Bhubaneswar: The Gopabandhu Academy of Administration (GAA) here will soon have a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Result Based Management (RBM).
The decision for setting up of the CoE was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, said an official press release.
The meeting was organised through the digital mode from Lokseba Bhawan today.
At the outset, the objectives, approaches and possible outcomes of the proposed CoE were outlined by Director General of GAA S P Thakur.
Considering different contours of the proposed centre, the Chief Secretary directed to study and analyze the pan-Odisha issues along with local specific problems for finding long-lasting ‘people-centric solutions’.
Pan-Odisha issues like ground-level functioning of pipe water supply projects, the issues that disrupt their functioning and the realistic solutions for their sustainability would be very valuable inputs for planning and execution, he added.
The Center would analyze the location-specific issues like whether people harnessed the benefit of irrigation projects for raising multi-crop, whether all Government facilities created were put to maximum utilization, what could be a local-based approach to address chronic malnutrition, what best practices could be replicated and so on.
Unicef would be a knowledge partner of this Centre.
“Presently a knowledge management centre (KMC) is functioning in GAA. The proposed CoE would further strengthen the KMC,” said GAA DG Thakur. Thakur added that the CoE would investigate into the real problems at ground level through independent researchers.
People would be the “real ‘consultants” from whom suggestions for a possible solution will be elicited.
The research would focus on the suggestions of the people who encounter a particular problem than that of looking into the academic jargons.
He added the research for an identified issue would be completed in two months; and, by the third month, the solution-oriented findings would be put forth.
The outcomes of the study would be useful both for training and policy-making purposes.
The CoE would also extend its support in the implementation of the corrective measures against the problems studied when Government decides for so.
Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Principal Secretary General Administration and Home Sanjiv Chopra, Principal Secretary Finance Ashok Kumar Meena, Ms Monika Neilsen of Unicef along with senior officers of GAA and concerned departments participated in the deliberations.