February 12: The second batch of government officials of Nepal joined their training course on ‘Global Perspectives on Public Financial Management’ at the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF) in India on February 11.
The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement that the training is being held under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
“This training is a special tailor-made course on Public Finance Management designed at the request and as per the requirement of the Ministry of Finance of Nepal for a total of 62 officials,” the statement said.
The second group included 20 officials from the Ministry of Finance of Nepal, the statement added.
According to the Indian Embassy, the training will enhance the capabilities of these officials in global practices dealing with e-payment system, accounting and cash management, public borrowing system, accounting of foreign loans/grants and repayments, pension payment system, internal audit, fiscal responsibility and budget management, among others.
The first group of 20 Nepali officials had successfully completed their 10-day training on January 24.
The New Delhi-based INGAF, according to the embassy, is a premier training institute of the Government of India in the field of Public Finance Management with state-of-the-art learning facilities.