: Gandhigram Trust is going for a massive re-engineering process for better functioning and to take more facilities to rural people and enlighten them with more knowledge and information quickly for their sustainable income generation activities and economic independence.

The trust had undergone external changes in the past six-and-a-half decades.

Re-engineering was one of the model tools of management that could be used for changing the overall strategies, systems and procedures without diluting Gandhian principles, ideologies and visionaries of its organisations.

The process of re-engineering will help the trust take some of the good cultural practices and other practices into consideration in redesigning the new structure. The process will take approximately 18 to 24 months, according to trust secretary K. Shivakumar.

Involvement of all the stakeholders, including community, staff and others, were essential to get good results. The re-engineering process will have four major elements — focus on fundamentals, radical redesign, potential for designs and a process orientation, he said and ruled out any restructuring or downsizing on its organisations.

The main purpose of re-engineering was to scale up level of staff competency by building skills and knowledge and for better functioning.

The transactions will be more transparent and team-building efforts will be on. Weaknesses in the existing system will be identified and with analytical tool and long range planning will be initiated, according to him.

Capacity building programmes, second phase of the process, was also planned. Sowbhagya Illam and Soundram Illam were mulling over creation of own corpus for running these organizations independently and coming out of government support in phases. Stake holders will be roped in.

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