Workshop on “High Impact Change in the Wake of ‘E’- Governance”

ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES (AMDA)

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Association of Municipalities and Development Authorities (AMDA) organized a one day workshop on “High Impact Change in the Wake of ‘E’ Governance” at India Habitat Centre on 17.03.2017.  The Workshop was attended by over 40 distinguished   participants of different member Municipal Bodies / Development Authorities from all over India.   The main features of the workshop were that around 15 participants were from non-member of AMDA.  The highlight was on the changing scenario in the implementation of Information Communication and Technology (ICT).  The workshop had the galaxy of eminent speakers from the prestigious institute like Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and the accounts expert from the top accounting organization of the country “The Controller General of Accounts”.  The exposure towards Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the modern day scenario in implementation of different projects throughout the country was of great significance for the executive of the Development Authorities.  The speaker from the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited emphasized the concept of manual meter reading including downloading of meter data and its tenability in the court of law with a close monitoring on the revenue generation and cash flow management.

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The Chairman, AMDA in his inaugural address emphasized the need of formation of this association enabling communication among all and share the problem areas with a view to explore the ways to redress them.  He also impressed upon the need of the Local Bodies to meet challenges in various areas as many of the cities area not able to provide the basic civic amenities to the residents due to migration of people to larger cities which makes the situation further difficult for the residents.  He also recalled the olden days when we had to lineup in the queues for obtaining travelling tickets from the booking counters while in the current scenario it is possible from your home.  The Chairman, AMDA accordingly conveyed the importance of the topic chosen for the day.

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The workshop concluded with a satisfaction from the delegates from different organization and the feedback suggests conducting such workshops for two to three days with emphasis on the working of the Local Bodies and the Development Authorities.  There concern has been taken note and AMDA will strive hard to meet their requirement with all possible efforts.



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