Yogi govt plans institute to train MLAs, other 'netas'

Yogi Adityanath Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | PTI

The Yogi Adityanath government has come out with a novel idea to train MLAs and people’s representatives of the state. The Adityanath government will soon establish a training centre in Ghaziabad. The estimated cost of the project is known to be Rs 168.68 crore.

According to Urban Development Minister Suresh Khanna, the cabinet has cleared the proposal. The minister said the Ghaziabad centre will be a one-of-a-kind institution as it is required to train people’s representatives about laws, rules, traditions and other aspects of governance. Any official (from any part of the country) interested in receiving the training can enrol at the centre. A committee will soon decide the training courses, syllabus and other training modules to be taught by it.

Besides training people’s representatives, those interested in joining politics too can join this institute. The institute will offer degree and diploma courses. Renowned and international universities will be approached for accreditation of the courses. The institute will be spread over an area of 50,000 sq feet.

Ghaziabad has been chosen as a location for the institute, because of its proximity to Delhi. This will make it easy for international dignitaries like ambassadors, ministers and high-profile officials to travel to Ghaziabad for lectures.

At present, there is a dearth of such political training. The institute will function under the department of urban development. The municipal corporation of Ghaziabad has made land near Rajnagar Extension available where work will soon commence. The training institute will be completed in two years.

The municipal corporation has set apart a budget of Rs 50 crore for the current fiscal year to build the the present training centre and create infrastructure.