First conference of its kind, will be an annual affair
GN Bureau | January 31, 2010
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate a two-day Conference of Chief Secretaries of states in New Delhi on Monday.
The conference is organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. It will be first such Conference and will be held annually, according to an official statement issued here on Sunday.
The conference is aimed at institutionalising the process of interaction with states and union territories (UTs). It will serve as a standing forum for exchange of views between the centre and the states and provide an occasion for interaction on internal matters.
The issues relating to latest trends in technology, emerging global challenges and opportunities and key security concerns and the role of state governments would be discussed in the meeting, the statement said. It will also deliberate upon global developments that have a bearing on the country.
The conference will be attended by Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan, Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrashekhar, the secretary (ARPG&P), secretaries of the ministries and departments and the chief secretaries of the states and UTs.
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