Residency 1

Guest Speaker Session By :

  • August 27, 2021 : Dr Karan Avtar Singh, IAS(Retd), Chairman, Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority spoke on Climate Change and Public - Private Participation - Payment for Ecological Service
  • August 28, 2021 : Sh. Vijai Vardhan, IAS, Chief Secretary, Haryana spoke on Insights from the life of a Civil Servant, the Experiences, Challenges, and the Journey

Speaker Series

Guest Speaker Session By :

  • September 5, 2021 : Dr Sujeet Kumar, MP, Rajya Sabha spoke on Judicial Activism and Policy Making
  • September 12, 2021 : Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Political Commentator and Policy Analyst spoke on Interface Between Politics and Public Policy
  • December 18, 2021 : Mr Anil Swaroop, Founder Chairman , Nexus of Good; Former Secretary School Education, Govt of India spoke on “Ethical Dilemmas of a Civil Servant”.
  • December 19, 2021 : Dr. Anup Wadhawan, Former Commerce Secretary, Govt of India spoke on “India's Foreign Trade scenario”.

Residency 2

Guest Speaker Session By :

  • November 19, 2021 : Mr Praveen Pardeshi, IAS, Member Administration, NAtional Capacity Building Commission spoke on Covid response ranging from political, financial, social, medical preparedness response
  • November 19, 2021 : Mr Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Govt of Telangana spoke on Genesis of T-HUB, it's contribution to feuling the innovation ecosystem in the state. It's success and how other states are taking the idea to implement it in their respective states.
  • November 20, 2021 : Mr Rajat Kumar, IAS, Chief Secretary, Irrigation Department, Govt of Telangana spoke Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project.

Dr. Mukund Rajan- Fireside Chat

Dr. Mukund Rajan, Chairman, ECube Investment Advisors Private Limited joined the AMPPP-Ethics in Public Policy class for a fireside chat on 12th December with Dr. Aarushi, on Organization ethical culture and ethical practices. Various issues were discussed pertaining to Corporate Social Responsibility, corporate citizenship, business ethics and values, examples of ethical practices, CRS in large companies and MSME's.

Students put forward several questions in reference to his book “The brand custodian: My years with the Tata's”


Policy Walk

The Policy Walk was conducted for the Cohort 2021-22 of the Advanced Management Programme in Public Policy from March 14-17, at New Delhi. The three-day trail through high-profile corridors of the Capital hosted a multitude of interactions with practitioners, formulators, and influencers of public policy. The participants also got an opportunity to interact with Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Hon’ble Vice President of India, who shared important policy concerns with students, followed by modest interactions over tea at the Vice President House, New Delhi! The day-wise details of engagements are as follows:


Day 1

Interacting with AMPPP participants, ISB staff and Dean Madan Pillutla, Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu emphasised upon the significance of public-private partnerships to drive transformations in various sectors, and the need of dynamic and evidence-based policymaking for catering to evolving challenges and opportunities in the country. He also called for innovative business models to address everyday problems faced by common man. Read more about the session here.

The participants were further led to a Panel Discussion organised at The Claridges, New Delhi. The panel discussion on 'Building Capacity for New India' entailed elaborated dialogue on defining the priority areas for capacity enhancement, training and development of individuals, institutions, and systems, as well as bridging the gaps through effective public-private collaborations. Panellists Prof Madan Pillutla, Dean, ISB; Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, and Chairman, Advisory Board, Mohali Campus; Ms Vrinda Sarup, IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development; Mr KP Krishnan, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Mr Hemang Jani, Secretary, Capacity Building Commission of India, shared holistic insights on the theme. The session was followed by a special dinner hosted by Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal for the participants so the cohort could fetch some non-formal conversations with the experts.


Day 2

Dr Praveen Gedam, IAS, Additional CEO, National Health Authority (NHA) and MD, National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), along with Mr Vikram Pagaria, IRS, Joint Director, NDHM, shared insights into the policy framework governing India’s ambitious programmes for the integration of digital health infrastructure in the country, and the significance and pursuits of NHA in this regard. The AMPPP participants, drawing largely on their diverse experiences spanning over elemental public services to key corporate areas and social development sectors, also shared their concerns and ideas about the execution of such programmes and raised questions over some pertinent challenges related to health, technology and administration, making the interaction enriching and thoughtful.

Mr Dammu Ravi, Secretary, Economic Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, India, focussed his insightful session on crucial aspects of economic diplomacy, India’s bilateral relations with key partners in current geo-political landscape and the impact on trade policies. He also shared important viewpoints on policy dimensions for FDIs in the country. The enlightening discussion was followed by a special lunch hosted by Mr Ravi at the Ministry of External Affairs for AMPPP students. The students also got an opportunity to interact with a few representatives from other countries during the lunch, and explore the MEA headquarters.

From the quality of macro-statistics in the country to limitations of GDP as an indicator; the issues of North-East connectivity to the need of agricultural innovations throughout country; state of Covid pandemic preparedness to challenges in the implementation of Universal Basic Income, Dr Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, discussed numerous aspects of economic growth and development, sharing his wisdom for deepening the understanding of key economic policies. The session, filled with witty humour and immense information by Dr Debroy, brought up some interesting perspectives on Indian economy to ponder upon. It was conducted at the Niti Aayog office, New Delhi.


Day 3

Ambassador Naor Gilon, Ambassador of Israel to India, talked about the strengths of Indo-Israel relations, the shared cultural values of both countries, and Israel's contribution to enhancing technology innovations in India through collaboration with state governments. He also elaborated on the Government of Israel’s endeavours for clean energy and water recycling in India, and in areas of agriculture and education. Answering various questions of AMPPP participants, the Ambassador shared interesting details about life in Israel, historical relations with India, and scope of future collaborations.

Mr V Srinivas, IAS, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions, discussed about significant reforms in progress to enhance the efficiency of delivery of public services, through rapid digital transformation of administrative framework in the country. He shared his vision in this regard and called for increased focus on leadership development, while answering questions on progress and challenges about different steps being undertaken by the Ministry for digitalisation, revamping administrative training, and strengthening the reach of better services to grassroots.

General VK Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Civil Aviation, Government of India, reminisced upon his experiences from his diverse roles in the Indian Army and the Central Government, focussing on different facets of policymaking. He also discussed pertinent issues in infrastructure and transportation development, and stressed upon the need for innovations and new approaches in existing ways of formulating policies. The session took place at the cohort’s venue of stay, The Taj Palace, New Delhi.

Over some delicious South-Indian coffee prepared in Brazilian way, Ambassador André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil to India, talked about harnessing the best of the Indo-Brazilian ties in aspects of trade, culture, tourism and technology. The interaction took place at the Embassy of Brazil, and was followed by a refreshing tour of the place with the Ambassador.

At the headquarters of the National Disaster Response Force, IPS Atul Karwal, Director General, National Disaster Response Force, and Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, brought attention to the working mechanisms of and challenges faced by the disaster management force of the country, while saving lives during natural calamities and other crisis situations. Interacting with the AMPPP cohort, Mr Karwal also emphasised on the importance of optimistic and resilient mindset to carve ways out of tough life situations, while awe-inspiring tales from his Mount Everest expedition made the session all the more fascinating.


Residency 3

Guest Speaker Session By :

  • March 5, 2022 : Mr Ravi Capoor, CEO, Sansad TV, and Former Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, delivered a guest lecture on issues and challenges faced by the country during its journey to become self-sufficient in the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, in the unusual times of the pandemic. He explained how a rigorous and multi-fold collaboration between the small-scale industry throughout the country and various government departments, coordinated by the Ministry, helped manage the unprecedented crisis, and made the country fulfil the extraordinary demand of PPE kits.

Visit during Residency

The AMPPP participants visited the Census Gallery and Information Kiosk at the Directorate of Census Operations, Chandigarh on 10th March, 2022. The first-of-its-kind gallery in India highlights the processes and methodologies of census activity, maps and diverse census data; displays information about Census 2021 (the first digital census of India), and houses vintage census mapping instruments, rare books and stamps. The participants were taken through the gallery and also informed about digital resources relating to census data by Dr Abhishek Jain, Director, Census Operations, Punjab, creator of the gallery and also a student of the AMPPP Cohort 20-21.


Residency 4

Guest Speaker Session By :

  • June 20, 2022 : In a session themed ‘Making India Energy Secure’, Dr Anil Jain, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India, discussed about the country’s energy strategy and factors impacting it, recent developments in coal sector, and the issues of energy security, net zero and global energy crisis.
  • June 22, 2022 : Mr Navdeep Suri, Former Ambassador of India to UAE & Egypt and High Commissioner to Australia, shared his insights on India’s international relations, various opportunities which can be tapped and challenges to overcome.
  • June 24, 2022 : Mr. Prabodh Saxena, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Planning, Economics, Statistics and Personnel, Government of Himachal Pradesh, spoke on the topic 'A Bird’s Eye View of India’s Economic Diplomacy', discussing aspects of external assistance, developments in bilateral policy and India's relationship with IMF and other agencies.