Dr. V N Alok (left) of the Indian Institute of Public Administration and Ms. Sujatha Chaturvedi (right), director of the Union Ministry of Urban Development, listen as Forum Vice-President Rupak Chattopadhyay addresses participants at a workshop on capital cities in New Delhi on December 9, 2010.
Forum Vice-President Rupak Chattopadhyay led a workshop on Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) in New Delhi on December 9, 2010.
The workshop was organized as part of the 35th Annual Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) aimed at mid-career civil servants from the All India Services.
Mr. Chattopadhyay drew on the Forum’s work on capital cities to discuss the various models of governance and financing arrangements from a comparative perspective. Ms. Sujatha Chaturvedi, director of the Union Ministry of Urban Development, offered an Indian perspective – drawing on the challenges faced in New Delhi. Dr V N Alok of the IIPA moderated the session.