The deal made on Friday was to foster mutual agreement between the Centre and the Finance Planning and Investment department of the Arunachal Government.
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, was present during the MoU signing ceremony while, Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Naresh Kumar and Dr. DP Goyal, Director of IIM Shillong, represented the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and IIM Shillong respectively.
Informing about the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, Pema Khandu in a tweet on Friday said the MoU was signed with the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research & Analysis at IIM Shillong.
“Govt of #Arunachal today signed an #MoU with #DrAPJAbdulKalam Centre for Policy Research & Analysis,
@IIMShillong – For capacity building of State Government Officers – To set up a satellite center of IIM Shillong in Arunachal Pradesh,” the chief minister tweeted.
The Chief Minister was optimistic that the collaboration would pave the way for creating a rich human resource that will augment the state’s development.
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What is it about?
IIM Shillong will assist the Government of Arunachal Pradesh in developing policies and a roadmap for business development in Handloom, Horticulture, Tourism, Logistics, and BPO sectors.
IIM Shillong will facilitate the state government in implementing some of its flagship projects by providing critical managerial interventions. It is also agreed that IIM Shillong will organize managerial capacity-building programs for the newly recruited officers of Arunachal Pradesh.
Khandu also hinted at having a similar collaboration with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) Mussoorie, which will be the first of its kind for any state in the country.
He invited the IIM Shillong team to visit Arunachal Pradesh in August to explore and research potential areas for policy intervention.
About IIM Shillong
The Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis of IIM Shillong is envisioned with a vision of expansion and mobilization of facilities for offering good quality management education and research in the North-Eastern region of India.
The mission is to generate and disseminate knowledge in all aspects of management education for sustainable development and to develop innovative leaders with strong ethical values.
The center came up after a tripartite agreement between the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, and Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) and the North Eastern Council (NEC) signed on October 15, 2016.