New Delhi: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has taken a significant step in ensuring the development of management competencies of its technical and managerial manpower with a tie up with the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.
With the government’s ambitious plans for infrastructure development in the country, road sector is one of the thrust areas to achieve the objective and ensure a sustained economic growth. There is a need for effective leaders who can understand and take on the multidisciplinary challenges that need to be addressed at multiple levels.
The programme “Leadership Programme in Infrastructure Management” in ISB aims at developing skills and competencies relating to multiple disciplines: strategic planning, finance, economics, law, social and environmental issues, public policy, etc in infrastructure management.
The ISB has selected 8 NHAI officers after stringent scrutiny and evaluation, which includes officers like chief general managers, general manager and deputy general manager. The training programme has commenced this year with funding support from the NHAI.
The NHAI is planning to create a pool of officers who can play a critical role in ensuring the utmost professional capability to shoulder the responsibilities at senior management level and guide the NHAI towards its long term vision.