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Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Second Day of International Capam Conference Focussed on Role of Public Sector Administration in Economic Growth and Job Creation

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The second day of the Biennial Conference here today started with a Plenary Session on the topic “Public Sector Development, Economic Growth and Job Creation”. The session was chaired by Shri P.K. Misra, Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India. Dr. Shekhar Shah, Director-General, National Council of Applied Economic Research, India and Professor Musthaq Khan, University of London, UK presented their thoughts on the issue. The panel deliberated on the adverse impact of the current global economic crisis on employment, aspects of good governance and developmental governance towards growth and development and the role of public sector administration in economic growth and job creation in present scenario. There were two Concurrent Sessions where finalists of CAPAM International Innovation Awards presented their initiatives. In the first session, chaired by Shri Arun Jha, Additional Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Govt. of India, one of the jury member for the Award, made presentations on two innovative practices namely, ‘A barrier free Petaling Jaya: Lifting the Urban Disability Stigma’ of Malaysia and ‘Intergenerational IT Bootcamp’ of Singapore under the category of Innovations in Citizen Engagement and Dialogue. Similarly, in the second session, chaired by Ms. Lona Melanic Oree, Mauritius, Member of the Jury for the Awards, three such initiatives namely, ‘Electronic Service Level Agreement’ of India, ‘Accountability Index Monitoring System’ of Malaysia and ‘Centralised Liquidity Management for Statutory Boards’ of Singapore were presented under the category of Innovations in Public Service Management. Commonwealth Ministers’ Forum Retreat was also held where deliberations were held focusing on ‘The Role of Public Administration in Economic Growth and Job Creation’. Participating Ministers discussed the issues concerning impact of current global economic crisis on employment in wealth and job creation, improving governance in their respective countries and shared information on steps taken towards reforming their administration. A need was felt for more practice oriented dissemination on improving public services in place of theoretical and discussion oriented approach.

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