Odisha’s Gopabandhu Academy of Administration Upgraded To Partner Institute Of LBSNAA

Bhubaneswar: Gopabandhu Academy of Administration (GAA) in Odisha capital, with its high-class infrastructure and training eco-system, has upgraded itself as a partner training institute of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).

The Academy, which had conducted special training on disaster management for IAS probationers and administrative training for officers from Central Secretariat Service and Chhattisgarh Civil Service, hosted the Special Foundation Course Training for officers from Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and Indian Postal and Telegraph Account & Finance Service cadre.

Inaugurating the training, chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra asked the officers to make it “memorable with field visits and practical exposure to ground level management”. The training programme should not be confined to monotonous classroom learning type, he added.

“Odisha today is a fast growing economy at the national level. In last 20 years, the state has set new benchmarks in disaster management, farmers’ empowerment, and innovative IT applications. After years of heavy capital investment in development of infrastructure like roads, bridges and embankments, it is now investing for transformative changes in health, education, agriculture, women empowerment and sports,” Mahapatra said.

Stating that a high-performance centre in different sports and athletics has been set up in Kalinga Stadium, he said Odisha has successfully organised international sports and athletic events. He hoped that days would not be far when Odisha trained sportsmen would shine as Olympiads.

Director General of GAA Ranjana Chopra said the Academy is now all set to impart national level training to officers of different cadres. It has got a well-knit collaboration with world class academic institutions and experts from various fields. She advised the trainees to undertake the training with “strong will power by removing all pre-conceived and subjective ideas about people, administration and management”.

Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University Dr Sabita Acharaya, Course Coordinator Manish Agrawal, Dean of National University of Law Prof RP Tripathy and Additional Commissioner Himanshu Bhusan Panda were also present.

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