NEW DELHI: Babus in the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) are busy honing their managerial skills with the body tying up with the Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (ISB) for skill development of its technical and managerial manpower.
According to the NHAI, the move will ensure the development of management competencies of its technical and managerial manpower.
“With the government’s ambitious plans for infrastructure development in the country, road sector is seen as one of the thrust areas to achieve the objective and ensure sustained economic growth. There is a need for effective leaders who can understand and take on the multidisciplinary challenges that need to be addressed at multiple levels,” said an official in the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.
The programme on ‘Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management’ in ISB aims at developing skills and competencies relating to multiple disciplines like strategic planning, finance, economics, law, social and environmental issues and public policy in infrastructure management.
Indian School of Business has selected eight NHAI officers after stringent scrutiny and evaluation. Four officers, including chief general managers, general manager and deputy general manager, have commenced training in this year with funding support from NHAI.
NHAI is planning to create a pool of officers who can play a critical role in ensuring the utmost professional capability to shoulder the responsibilities at senior management level and guide the NHAI towards its long term vision.
Road sector has been the focus of the Centre and in the budget Rs 2.21 lakh crore has been allocated for infrastructure development in the country.
Polishing their managerial skills
■ Move a bid to train effective leaders who can understand and take on the multidisciplinary challenges
■ Focus on strategic planning, finance, economics, law, social and environmental issues and public policy in infrastructure management
■ Eight NHAI officers selected after stringent scrutiny and evaluation
■ Plan to create pool of officers to play critical role in shouldering responsibilities at senior management level