KOKRAJHAR, MAR 17: In another achievement, the Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar, Varnali Deka has received award at an innovative event.
Varnali Deka, an IAS officer currently serving as Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar was amongst a handful of IAS officers from across the country selected for the multi-stakeholder symposium held at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for Civil servants, entrepreneurs and academia from March 6 to 8, 2022. The symposium, Imagine India @ 2047 was an innovative event by the department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances to boost technology-based solutions across various sectors to help realize the ‘Vision India @2047’. Ten working groups, called ‘cells’ have been created in the event to recommend technology-based solutions for 10 sectors: Energy & Net Zero, Information Security and Defence, Infrastructure and Communications, Health Care and Assistive Technologies, Transport and Mobility, Education, Water, Urbanisation and Housing, Rural Development and Agriculture, Fintech and Inclusion. Each cell will comprise four nuclei, each consisting of one young IAS officer, one academic, one seed entrepreneur and one established entrepreneur. They will work to conceptualise developments over the next three to twenty-five years and are expected to come with the first recommendation in about four months. The process is also expected to give a boost to the start-up ecosystem. Varnali Deka has been assigned two of the most important sectors– Energy and Net Zero and Fintech and Inclusion.
It is a matter of immense honour for Assam that Deka was the only IAS officer presenting on the first day of this august and electrifying forum on “Imagining India @ 2047: A field Perspective”. The district transitional story and what it augurs for the trajectory ahead” wherein she shed light on success stories of data driven and evidence based governance from the field, the success of India’s flagship aspirational district programme, emerging digital technologies for decentralizing governance, the need for transactional systems, interventions to stimulate rural economy beyond agriculture, Net Zero from the field & the synergistic spillovers from collaboration amongst stakeholders- Civil Servants, Academia, Entrepreneur, Civil Society and so on.