Annual training of govt. college principals underway
Kohima, Sep. 23 (EMN): The annual conference and training programme of government colleges principals commenced on Thursday at the directorate of Higher Education in Kohima on the theme, “envision, inspire and excel,”.
Principals of all government colleges from across the state are taking part in the two-day programme, which will conclude on September 24.
Speaking during the inaugural function, Akum O Tzudir, officer on special duty (OSD) to the minister of Higher and Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, called upon the principals to diligently dedicate their service to their institutes especially with the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP).
During his short speech, he also highlighted the achievements of the department of Higher Education and government institutes in the state.
Tzudir, also urged the directorate and as well as the government to address the necessities and problems of the colleges for the uplift of college students.
During the early part of the day, an interactive session was held between the principals.
Later, a training session on accounts and role of drawing and disbursing officer was conducted by Zubenthung Murry, senior accounts officer, department of Higher Education and department of Health and Family Welfare.
During the session, he dwelled on topics such as financial administration, planning, budgeting, placement of fund/sub allocation of fund, formulation of works programme, and procedure for obtaining technical approval /administrative approval / expenditure sanction.
He continued with matters related to formalities for obtaining of drawal authorities/ drawal limit/planning clearance/finance concurrence/authentication of drawal authority and sanction orders/ monitoring of government expense.
The officer also highlighted issues of drawal of money and disbursement thereof, submission of accounts and auditing of governance accounts and expenses.
The sessions scheduled for Friday will have resource persons like Professor N Das, department of English, Nagaland University and R Andreas, Under Secretary to the government of Nagaland, department of Economics and Statistics.
There will also be briefing from joint directors on planning and accounts, administration and RUSA as well as establishment on the second day.
It was informed that out of the 15 government colleges in Nagaland, there are two colleges of teacher education, 1 autonomous college and 13 secular colleges.
Noklak, the youngest district of Nagaland, is yet to have a government college.