Smart Cities are the in thing today and to make the city smarter not only we need smart technology but also people/administrators with smart mindset. Haryana Town and Country Planning department has realized this fact and to make this a reality the department has formulated policy parameters for capacity building of its officers.
The objective here is to update the technical officers like assistant town planners, district town planners, senior town planners, and chief town planners about the technological advancement taking place in the field and enhance their knowledge which will ultimately increase their efficiency. The officers will be trained to enhance their capacity to ensure better administration of various Acts required for planned urbanisation in the state. This may help the department to regulate urban development and control haphazard and unplanned growth in and around towns in accordance with the provisions of various Acts.
Technical knowledge of officers deputed at departments like Urban Local Bodies, HSIIDC, Urban Estates, Housing Board, HUDA, MC, Gurugram, and Faridabad, GMDA, including Chandigarh Administration, will also be supplemented with applied planning, information technology inputs, engineering or architectural and managerial skills. The fields in which officers are required to be trained include Information Technology, Urban Planning (Building Parameters and Disaster Management), Administrative aspects, Right to Information Act, Drawing and Disbursement Officers (DDO) and Service Rules.