Shillong: Chief Minister,Shri Conrad K. Sangma today inaugurated the permanent campus of the Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute (MATI) at Mawdiangdiang, Shillong. The inaugural function was also attended by Minister Education, etc., Shri Lahkmen Rymbui, Minister P.H.E., etc., Shri Samlin Malngiang, Chief Secretary i/c, Shri H. Marwein, Addl. Chief Secretary and Director General MATI, Smt R.V. Suchiang, Addl. Chief Secretary Revenue & Disaster Management, Shri M.S. Rao, Chairman Farmer’s Commission, Shri K.N. Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Esat Khasi Hills, Smt M. War Nongbri and officials of various departments.
During his inaugural address, the Chief Minister lauded the efforts of all the government officials and employees both past and present that have been instrumental in building and nurturing the institute from its humble beginnings to its current status. Reminding everyone of the responsibility towards the progress and development of the State the Chief Minister was hopeful that with better infrastructure and facilities MATI will be able to fulfil its objective of capacity building to better equip government employees to serve the people of the State more efficiently.
‘We are here to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We are all working to take our State and our people towards the path of progress. This institute will allow our officials and other stakeholders to really understand on how they could improve themselves’, he said. The Chief Minister also said that one of the challenges in governance is the delivery of policies and programmes of the government to the grassroot level and urged the institute, through its structured programs and processes to conceptualise mechanisms to ensure the efficacy and improvement of the overall delivery system of government schemes and programmes.
During his address, Chief Secreatry i/c, Shri H. Marwein termed the new campus of MATI as one of the new landmarks of Shillong and said that the institute could act as an incubation centre for innovative ideas.
During her address, Additional Chief Secretary and MATI Director General, Smt RV Suchiang informed the gathering on the short history of MATI since its inception in 1990 and said that the institute will focus on scientific training to tailor its training programs to suit the specific needs of various government departments and its employees.