ITEC Day 2019 celebrated

Kathmandu, September 30

The Embassy of India celebrated the 55th anniversary of Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day here today.

Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri noted that the ITEC programme has been pivotal in training senior officers and other officials from various ministries and departments of the Nepal government at India’s most premier institutions, as per a media release.

“The programme has tremendously contributed towards skill up-gradation and human resources development in Nepal.”

About 150 ITEC alumni attended the celebrations. ITEC programme is fully funded by the government of India to share India’s

developmental experience with 161 friendly developing countries, including Nepal.

The celebration was also attended by senior Nepal government officers, including secretaries from ministries and departments, which mainly utilise various ITEC courses in training for human resources development of their officials.

The training courses are in the fields of computers, engineering, information technology, journalism, banking, legislation, power, remote sensing, manpower research, education, empowerment of women, hydrology, law enforcement, business planning and promotion, accounts and finance, etcetera.

A number of Nepal government’s institutions have benefited from special tailor-made ITEC course designed based on their specific needs.

For example this year, 62 officials of Ministry of Finance participated in a ‘Public Finance Management’ course at the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF), New Delhi, the release adds.

Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit was the chief guest of the celebrations.