This chief minister is spending ₹2.2 million to skill his cabinet at one of India's top B-schools

This chief minister is spending ₹2.2 million to skill his cabinet at one of India's top B-schools
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  • The Uttar Pradesh government is training its ministers in political leadership skills.
  • This will include imparting skills like economic analysis, communication skills, policy implementation and budgeting.
  • As many as 56 state ministers including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have participated in a three-day long course ‘Manthan’ at IIM Lucknow.
  • The state government infused roughly ₹22 lakhs for the training programme.
Amidst economic slowdown, the Uttar Pradesh government is training its ministers in political leadership skills. As many as 56 state ministers including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have participated in a three-day long course — ‘Manthan’ — at India’s elite management institute Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow.

"People have huge expectations from a political leader. The 'Manthan' programme will play an important role in fulfilling these expectations,” IIM-Lucknow Director Archana Shukla told news agency PTI.

The course includes economic analysis, communication and persuasion skills, policy formulation and implementation, risk assessment, and budgeting.
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The state government infused roughly ₹22 lakhs for the training programme — including course material and meals, TOI reported. It cost them ₹12,000 per minister’s as course fee. The first session was held on 8 September and the other two will take place on 15 and 22 September.


"It is the first time that a state government, in order to enhance its political leadership, has decided to seek training from one of the country's best management institutes," the Uttar Pradesh government said.

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