Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that with the help of IIM-Lucknow, he planned to achieve the goal of a $1 trillion economy for the state.
He was speaking at the second edition of 'Manthan' — a leadership development programme conducted by the senior faculty of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow for the chief minister, his ministerial colleagues and senior bureaucrats.
"I am confident that when institutions like the IIM join hands with the government and take forward the programmes, we will be able to deliver good results," Adityanath said at the programme.
"Through this programme, we will be able to deliver development and good governance to people of Uttar Pradesh and also reach the figure of $1 trillion economy. This is team work and this initiative will tell us how we can work as a team for the development of the state, give results and achieve targets. I feel it will help in achieving the targets of development and good governance for the state."
For the second consecutive Sunday, Adityanath, all ministers of his government and IAS officer of secretary rank attended a day-long session on leadership development in IIM Lucknow.
This was the second of the three-part programme that the ministers and bureaucrats are attending to learn management skills.
Adityanath said that such lessons were part of the leadership development programme 'Manthan' to prepare a road map for development and good governance in the state.
Talking about the first edition of the programme which was organised on September 8, he said his ministerial colleagues had prepared a road map for good governance and development of the state.
"In the third phase, this team will sit with IIM-Lucknow and deliberate how to implement the roadmap for the holistic development of UP, to move forward on the work plan which we have prepared for the concrete development of the state," he said.
During the nine-hour long training session, the ministers gave a presentation of their respective departments and took feedback from senior faculty members to develop innovative ideas and implement them in a progressive manner.
Earlier, on the request of the UP government, three special sessions were planned to be organised at the IIM classrooms where ministers and officers were groomed for better management skills.
The first session took place on September 8 where it was only attended by ministers, including the chief minister but in the second session, bureaucrats were also present along with politicians.
According to an information department official, about 70 ministers and officers attended the session.The official said that "Sunday's course includes sessions on the process of policy formulation, mapping and stakeholder expectations to make the right trade-offs, policy implementation, project management and organisation, setting accountabilities, and project monitoring and control system".