ARC to expedite functioning

Department and institution-level panels not functioning efficiently

October 24, 2017 07:21 pm | Updated 07:21 pm IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

The Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) will hold a meeting of 22 departments and heads of certain public sector undertakings on November 3 for expediting the functioning of the commission.

The decision was made at its ninth meeting here on Tuesday considering the fact that the department and institution-level committees formed for supporting the commission were not functioning efficiently.

A workshop would be conducted for the heads of various training institutes on November 13 for improving the quality of the capacity-building programmes of government officials. The workshop would be conducted with the cooperation of the Administrative College of India, Hyderabad.

A one-day seminar would be conducted on December 13 for reviewing the enforcement of welfare laws.

Studies would be conducted on the welfare of women, differently-abled, elderly, marginalised, and children. Sector-wise public hearings would be conducted for collecting opinions and suggestions about such sections in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode in December.

Commission chairman V.S. Achuthanandan presided. Members C.P. Nair, Neela Gangadharan and member secretary Sheela Thomas attended the meeting.

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