A five-day refresher course from 13-17 June, 2019 on “Administrative and Finance Management”for Section Officers/AAO/AFAOs & JAOs/Assistants of ICAR Headquarters and different ICAR Institutes has been started today (13 June, 2019)at CIFT, Cochin.The programme is conducted by ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad as an off-campus training programme to invigorate and inculcate the rules and regulations about office Establishment, Pension & other Retirement Benefits, Pay Fixation, Reservation in Services for reserved category, Ethics and Values in Public Governance, E- Procurement/Purchase Management in Government, E- office, Good Governance &different management practices like sustainability through HR, Leadership & Performance Management, Communication skills for Manager, TS Rules etc., so that the both administrative and accounts staff of ICAR HQ and institutes will be equipped with latest trends in office management.
The programme was attended by about 50 participants from 16 different ICAR Institutes all over the country namely, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur; ICAR-NIPB, New Delhi; ICAR RC NEH, Meghalaya; ICAR-NRC Mithun, Nagaland; ICAR-IISR, Calicut; ICAR-SBI, Coimbatore, ICAR-CSWRI, Dehradun; ICAR-CMFRI, Cochin; ICAR-NRC Meat, Hyderabad; ICAR-CIFT, Cochin;ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi; ICAR-NIVEDI, Bengaluru; ICAR-NRC SS, Ajmer; ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar; ASRB, New Delhi and ICAR HQ, New Delhi. Inaugurating the program Director, ICAR- CIFT Dr. C.N. Ravishankar urged the trainees to keep abreast with the revised rules, regulations and develop the skill on information technology systems for better facilitation of research and developments in NARS, which may bring more transparency and better output. Course Directors of the programme Shri S. George, Chief Finance & Accounts Officer and Shri Srinivas Bhatt, Administrative Officer from ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad also spoke on the occasion. The training programme is coordinated by Shri Sreekumaran K S, FAO, ICAR-CIFT.