Training on Gender Budgeting commences

Training on Gender Budgeting commences

ITANAGAR, May 30: A three-day training programme on “Gender Budgeting” under the 100% course fee sponsorship of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt of India, in two batches, one for officials from State level and another from District Administration, has commenced at ATI, Naharlagun on Wednesday. A large number of senior officers of various departments are attending the programme.

Addressing the officers in the inaugural session, ATI Director Pate Marik said, the objective of this training programme is to sensitize and to familiarize the officers on the gender equalities and inequality while formulating Govt policies and programmes with special reference to preparing ‘Gender bias free budget and having inclusive approach’.

He said efforts should be made to give equal opportunity of benefits to all sections of society including the “third gender (transgender)” by all Govt departments and policy making authorities while formulating policies and preparing budgets which is always ignored.

ATI Asstt Director-cum-Course Coordinator Nani Khambo while highlighting the course content appealed the officers to take full benefit of the programmme since such opportunity and fund are rarely provided and to maintain strict discipline and punctuality during the course.

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