MTR Mission member Mrs. Surekha Pillai visited KRWSA
Tvpm, 14 Jan: The IEC Specialist from The World Bank Mrs. Surekha Pillai visited KRWSA. The visit was in relation with the mid-term review mission of the WB. She visited several project gramapanchayaths, and interacted with several beneficiaries and officials. The IEC seminar conducted at Wyanad was very participatory. Sri. Premlal M, Director HRD, Sri. Arun Raj, Director M&E, Sri. EV Krishnan, RPD Kannur, Sri. Yohannan, Tribal Development Specialist, Sri. Sureshbabu, Dy. Dir Training, Sri. Shaheer , Manager CD, Sri. Joy M Francis, Communication Strategist and several officers accompanied.
Short Technical Mission of World Bank visited KRWSA
Tvpm, 20, Dec: The Short Technical Mission of World Bank visited KRWSA. The team headed by Sri. Bala Menon and Sri. Sreenivas Rao Podippireddy, reached Trivandrum before a week. The team had several discussions and field visits. The team came for evaluating the project status, before the Mid –term Review Mission. KRWSA Executive Director Sri. T Bhaskaran, IAS headed the discussions and all Directors and senior officials participated.
Jalanidhi observed Human Rights Day
Tvpm,10th Dec: Jalanidhi observed World Human rights Day . Inorder to spread human rights literacy worldwide, and for Jalanidhi , Executive Director Sri. T Bhaskaran IAS recited the human rights oath, and the whole staff of project management unit pledged. Executive Director explained about the importance of human rights, in his address.
Paramkunnu scheme inaugurated
8 Dec , 2014: The Paramkkunnu scheme of KRWSA is inaugurated by Sri. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Deputy Opposition Leader.The scheme is a premium model, he said in the address. More schemes to be commissioned at the gramapanchayath. The commissioned scheme costs 46 lakhs.
Kashmir Relief Fund
Shri.T.Bhaskaran. IAS, Executive Direct, KRWSA handing over the Jammu and Kashmir Relief fund collected by the employees of Kerala Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (KRWSA) to Dr.K.M.Abrham. IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Government of Kerala on 9th December 2014.
New recruits of KRWSA trained in project activities
Tvm, 14 Nov: The new recruits of KRWSA comprising of Senior Engineers, Project Commissioners, Accountants, and Junior Project Commissioners were given an Induction cum Technical Training from 11th to 14th November 2014 at Hotel highland, Trivandrum. Twenty Five new recruits of the above category attended the programme. The objective of the programme was to inculcate the basic philosophy and impart the knowledge of various aspects of Jalanidhi project including implementation aspects. The programme was inaugurated by Shri.S.Sreevalsan, Director (F&A) in the absence of Shri.T.Bhaskaran IAS, Executive Director. Shri. M.Premlal (Director (HRD), Shri.V.L. Mohan Kumar, (Director (Operations) Sri.K. Mohan (Director (Technical) and Shri.S Arun Raj (Director (M&E) took classes on various aspects. External Sector experts, Management Experts were also delivered lectures on various topics. The training session was practical cum classroom, case study, experience sharing modes. The participants got an opportunity for learning by doing the customised version of Tally and WATER CAD. The practical sessions were done in the lab of KWA, Trivandrum. The feedback of the participants shows the programme was result oriented and to give them a better understanding of the Jalanidhi Project. During the course of the programme Shri.T.Bhaskaran.IAS, Executive Director had a detailed interaction with the participants. ED has emphasised the need for timely completion of the project and achieving the project goals. The participants were given course completion certificates.
Challenge the Change
Kotayam, 21 Oct: KRWSA organized two days programme on MTR Preparation cum Team Bonding Workshop christened as Challenge the Change on 21st and 22nd of October 2014. All staff members from PMU and RPMUs from the level of Directors to Team Assistants attended. The programme was organised at Hotel Abad Whispering Palms, Kumarakom in an enchanting atmosphere. The objective of the programme was to plan the next years of KRWSA activities and build team cohesion among the different levels of the staff. The first day of the programme exclusively set apart for the team bonding and second day scheduled for a detailed discussion on the preparation of mid –term review. The programme was inaugurated by Shri.T.Bhaskaran.IAS, Executive Director. All Directors attended the inaugural function. Team bonding programme was chiefly facilitated by Shri.Venugopal, Senior Trainer (HRD), JCI. The training session was enriched with vibrant team exercises that brought the participants to retrospect their team efficiency and ways for improvement. The evening of the first day was supplemented with various cultural programmes by the participants and a stage show by Mr.Sabu and team, Vaikom. The second day the participants had detailed and elaborate discussion on the preparation of Mid-Term Review to be scheduled by the World Bank during the last week of November 2014.The feedback of the participants shows the programme is an eye-opener in improving the team efficiency to achieve the desired goal in the time frame.