Guwahati, Sept 13: A two-day Training Programme and Capacity Building of Assistant Executive Engineers of Public Health Engineering Department organised by Water and Sanitation Support Organization (WSSO) at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara, Guwahati concluded on Thursday with more than hundred participants from all the districts of the state.
Attending the valedictory session, PHED minister Rihon Daimary, in his conclusive remark encouraged the participants with his speech and focused more on community participation and self development. The minister also encouraged to take up new initiatives in the field of water and sanitation with the help and support of new technologies. Further, the minister emphasised on initiation of research activities by field engineers. He also praised the initiative taken by WSSO for building the capacity of the duty bearers.
The second day session started with Ramendra Sundar Choudhury, Executive Engineer, PHED who elaborated the design and implementation of construction of water reservoirs and treatment plants. Roshanara Begum, IAS, Secretary public enterprise gave a brief overview of the Right to Information Act 2005 and elaborated the roles and responsibilities of the Govt. officials as mandated by the act. Renowned journalist Prasanta Rajguru, Editor, Amar Asom discussed eloquently the ethical points associated with news reporting and the relationship of media with the administration. Sweta Patnaik, WASH Specialist, UNICEF, Assam discussed about the Sustainable Development Goals pertaining to Water and Sanitation and the implementing challenges associated with. The training covered various relevant topics like administrative protocol & disciplinary proceedings, financial threshold in regard to present DFP, maintaining Integrated Monitoring Information System (IMIS), Execution & quality control, monitoring water supply in the context of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), Swacha Bharat Mission and topic like water for sanitation.