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ICRIER’s Programon Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanisation in India

(Supported by: Capacity Building for Urban Development Unit, Ministry of Urban Development)

National Workshop on Governance, Administrative Reforms and Capacity Building

March 25, 2015

In partnership with Ministry of Urban Development

Venue: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre 
New Delhi


Chief Guest: Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation,Government of India

Registration and Tea

Inaugural Session

Welcome and Introduction
Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Project Leader & Chairperson, ICRIER

Keynote Address by Chief Guest

Vote of Thanks 
Dr. Rajat KathuriaDirector and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Session I: Administrative Reforms

Chair: Mr. Anand Singh BhalEconomic AdvisorMinistry of Urban Development

Presentation of the Role of Centre, State and Local Governments in Improving            Administration for better Governance

Dr. M. Ramachandran, Former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development 

Discussantís Comments:

Dr. Shubhashis GangopadhyayResearch Director,India Development Foundation


Tea Break

Session II: Urban Governance in India

Chair: Dr. Krishnaswamy KasturiranganChairman, Karnataka Knowledge Commission 
Presentation of the Urban Governance with Focus on Challenges of Metropolitan Governance in India

Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Project Leader and Chairperson, ICRIER
Dr. Vaidehi Tandel, Associate Vice President, IDFC Institute

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Discussantís Comments
Dr. Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research


Session III: Capacity Building

Chair: Mr. Neeraj Mandloi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development

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Presentation of the Capacity Building for Improving Urban Governance

Dr. P. K. Mohanty, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Executive Chair, National Institute of Urban Management, Hyderabad

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Discussantsí Comments

Mr. Barjor Mehta, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank

Prof. Abhay Pethe, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai


Vote of Thanks


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