National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed a pact with Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, to develop management competencies of its technical and managerial staff.
"NHAI ties up with Indian School of Business for skill development of its technical and managerial manpower NHAI has taken a significant step in ensuring development of management competencies of its technical and managerial manpower, with a tie up with ISB, Hyderabad," Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
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.
Against this backdrop, a need was felt for effective leaders who can understand and take on the multi-disciplinary challenges that need to be addressed at multiple levels, the statement said.
The programme on 'Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management' by ISB aims at developing skills and competencies relating to multiple disciplines like Strategic Planning, Finance, Economics, Law, Social and Environmental issues, Public Policy etc. In infrastructure management, it said.
"ISB has selected eight NHAI officers after stringent scrutiny and evaluation. Four officers which includes Chief General Managers, General Manager and Dy General Manager, have commenced training in 'Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management' this year with funding support from NHAI," the statement said.
NHAI is planning to create a pool of officers who can play a critical role in ensuring professional capability to shoulder the responsibilities at senior management level and guide the NHAI towards its long term vision, it added.