Meetings in 2019
Director, CIPS met Dr. A. Anil Kumar, IFS, Director, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi and apprised him about the work done in Tribal Areas of Andhra Pradesh by CIPS.
Date: [24th April 2019]
Outcome: During the discussion, Dr. A. Anil Kumar shared a copy on “Financial Assistance for support to Centres of Excellence” with the Director, CIPS and suggested him to get CIPS empaneled as one of the Centres of Excellence for regular funding towards carrying out various activities and studies related to tribal development in partnership with Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India.
Director, CIPS met officials at MoEF&CC to discuss the Wetland rules pertaining to Management Plan for Biodiversity Heritage Sites (BHS).
Date: [23rd April 2019]
Outcome: Director met Dr. Gopinath, Joint Director (Wildlife) and Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Scientist-B, Wetlands Programme at MoEF&CC to discuss about the management of Wetlands and collected relevant literature on the wetlands project.
A representative from CIPS has attended a meeting with Shri D. Chakrapani, IAS (Retd.), Director General, APHRDI & Ex-Officio Secretary to the Government, General Administration Dept., GoAP at APHRDI, Bapatla.
Date: [21st April 2019]
Outcome: This was in continuation to the MoU signed with APHRDI, also to discuss the possibility of organizing a joint workshop at Bapatla on Replication of Innovations.
CIPS team participated in the discussions on finalization of the proposed Head Masters training programme with Additional Director & Deputy Director (Education), Tribal Welfare Dept., GoAP
Date: [17th April 2019]
Outcome: CIPS team was asked to submit a detailed technical cum financial proposal consisting of the objectives, timelines, budget estimates, training dates etc., including a rough estimate of expenditure by the Tribal Welfare Dept.
Shri M. Balasubramanian, Advisor to CIPS in Tamil Nadu (non-retention basis) met the Director, Anna Institute of Management (AIM) and apprised of the initiatives taken by CIPS in strengthening the processes for identification and replication of innovations in public systems.
Date: [3rd April 2019]
Outcome: Shri M. Balasubramanian is in the process of liaising with the AIM, Chennai to enter into an MoU and also for undertaking replication of innovations like laying of roads by utilizing plastic waste.
This is a part of coordination activity of CIPS with Ministries / Departments of Govt. of India, State Govts, UTs, Administrative Training Colleges & Institutions all over the country in promoting replication of innovations.
Held a meeting with Shri. M. Dharma Rao, Former Chief Engineer, Dept. of Water Resources (Irrigation), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on 28th March 2019 to explore the replication of ECOSAN and Bio-toilets (DRDO Model), Composting of wet waste, Decentralized Waste Water Management etc. and linking them up with Swachh Bharat Mission.
Date: [28th March 2019]
Outcome: Based on the discussions, it has been decided to empanel Shri M. Dharma Rao as one of the Advisors of CIPS on non-retention basis. Shri Rao is involved in several community development activities and popularization of appropriate technologies for rural development. He has been identified as “Champion of Swachh Bharat Swachh Telangana for the month of August 2015” for his innovative design of eco-friendly and cost effective “ECOSAN” toilets.
CIPS took up the replication of ECOSAN and Bio-toilets (DRDO) model upon the suggestions made by the members during the 20th Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) held on 25th October 2018.
Further, it has been proposed to set up ECOSAN toilet (modified twin pit model) in the College Park Campus of ASCI to showcase it as an “innovative practice” to the participants from different states and foreign countries attending various training programmes at ASCI.
CIPS team submitted a status report to the Commissionerate of School Education, Vijayawada through the respective DEO offices.
Date: [20th March 2019]
Outcome: The report pertains information related to the implementation of the project across the three districts viz., Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and East Godavari.
CIPS team made a monitoring visit to Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam.
Date: [13th March 2019] – [15th March 2019]
Outcome: This was for an overall observation, providing suggestions for effective operationalization of the programme and other pedagogical observations.
Held a meeting under the Chairmanship of the Director, CIPS with the members of the Advisory Committee of TEC.
Date: [9th March 2019]
Outcome: Various aspects on organizing TEC – 2019 was discussed.
CIPS team met Sri Srihari, Additional State Project Director, RMSA, Government of Telangana.
Date: [7th March 2019]
Outcome: The meeting aimed to discuss further the possibilities of implementing LS&CG Programme in Telangana.
CIPS team met Sri T Vijay Kumar, IAS, Commissioner & Director of School Education, Government of Telangana
Date: [6th March 2019]
Outcome: The meeting aimed to discuss the replication of Life Skills and Career Guidance Programme in Government Schools of Telangana.
CIPS team held discussions with Mr. Srinivas Josyula, Sr. General Manager, National Institute of Smart Governance, Hyderabad to explore various possibilities of undertaking projects of State Governments and Govt. of India. CIPS team has prepared a brief note on the said projects. Empaneled Mr. Josyula as Knowledge Partner cum Advisor of CIPS on non-retention basis.
Date: [25th February 2019]
Outcome: During the discussion, several innovative projects have been highlighted, out of which, HAWK EYE and Warangal Smart City were chosen for carrying out baseline study.
Visited Yamuna Biodiversity Park on 15th February 2019 and interacted with administrative-cum-technical team headed by Dr. Faiyaz, looking after Yamuna Biodiversity Park. During the meeting, it was told that the Park is being nurtured and developed under the guidance of Dr. C.R. Babu, an eminent ecologist with specialization in restoration of degraded ecosystems based in Delhi University.
Date: [15th February 2019]
Outcome: The Park has an of 157 acres allotted by the Government of NCT of Delhi as per directions of the then Lt. Governor, Delhi. The site has been completely transformed into a favourable habitat for flora and fauna. It is attracting large number of Migratory Birds and has become an “Environmental Education Centre”. It is one of the ‘potential innovative concepts’ that can be replicated elsewhere in India.
Director, CIPS met Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, NCT Delhi Forest Department on 14th February 2019. Also met Dr. C.R. Babu, Professor, Emeritus, Delhi University.
Date: [14th February 2019]
Outcome: Discussed about Greening Strategies followed in Delhi. Collected literature relevant to Biodiversity.
On an invitation as expert, the Director, CIPS attended meeting of the Expert Committee of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) at National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Complex, New Delhi on 13th February 2019.
Date: [13th February 2019]
Outcome: The Guidelines on ABS Regulations, 2014 were reviewed and suggested appropriate amendments.
CIPS team held a detailed discussion with Shri Vadrevu. Ch. Veerabhadrudu, Addl. Director, Tribal Welfare Dept., Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and Former Advisor – CIPS on 11th February 2019 at his office regarding the finalization of CIPS Plan of Action for the FY 2019-20 since he prepared a blue print just before leaving CIPS.
Date: [11th February 2019]
Outcome: The CIPS Plan of Action for the Financial Year 2019-20 has been finalized.
CIPS team held a meeting with Dr. K. Jayachandra, Regional Director, Centre for Environment & Development (CED), Hyderabad on 8th February 2019 for finalizing the brochure on “Telangana Environment Congress (TEC) – 2019: Focal Theme: Science, Technology and Innovation for Environment and Sustainable Development”.
Date: [8th February 2019]
Outcome: CIPS has become a partner in organizing the TEC-2019 along with CED to push through ‘Innovation’ concept amongst larger audience. The other partners are National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NI-MSME) and Pure Earth Foundation (PEF). The Director, CIPS has been nominated as the Chairman of TEC-2019 unanimously by all members of the organizing committee.
CIPS team held discussion with the stakeholders of the project at CIPS office.
Date: [6th February 2019]
Outcome: Deliberated on the road map in establishing DCDC.
CIPS team had a preliminary visit to ITDA, Utnoor, Adilabad.
Date: [6th February 2019] – [8th February 2019]
Outcome: The visit aimed to customize the training module for implementation of PESA Act in Telangana by changing the dialect and incorporating state-specific schemes into the modules.
Held a meeting with Dr. Purabi Pathak, Consultant, UNICEF at CIPS office
Date: [30th January 2019]
Outcome: The meeting aimed to jointly explore the possibility of having a collaboration in future as a technical partner in one or more domains and functional areas of UNICEF, Hyderabad.
CIPS team held discussions with Smt. Santhi Kumari, IAS, Principal Secretary, Health, Medical, and Family Welfare Department, Government of Telangana.
Date: [30th January 2019]
Outcome: The meeting was aimed to establish the District Cancer Detection Centre (DCDC) at Suryapet District. The following decisions were taken in the meeting:
To ascertain from Dr. Gavva Chandra Reddy and Rotary club, the maximum amounts that would be made available towards capital cost for purchase of equipment, mobile van etc. and recurring expenditure towards salaries of staff, drugs, medicines etc. The CIPS team was requested to submit a short proposal mentioning the technical aspects involved in the project.
A meeting was held with the Director, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and State Institute of Educational Technology (SIET) team
Date: [21st January 2019]
Outcome: The meeting aimed to discuss and deliberate the conduct of psychometric tests and develop a documentary on the programme.
CIPS team participated in the meeting by the Commissioner, School Education Department, Vijayawada
Date: [10th January 2019]
Outcome: The meeting was aimed to:
·         Review the Implementation of Life Skills and Career Guidance Programme.
·         Take stock of the status of the programme.
·         Prepare an action plan and explore the possibility to document impact/success at ground level.