Governing Council
Structure and System of Governance
To achieve its stated mission and objectives, autonomy and freedom has to be at the core in its structure and governance system.
Governance Body
It will allow it to wider horizon and nurture it as a vibrant learning organization which will take care of contemporary and future needs of the sector. Hence, it is proposed to be an autonomous institute registered under Madhya Pradesh Societies Act 1973, working under over-all guidance of a Governing Council (GC) having members from Ministries, Academia, Urban Infrastructure, Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations. The Governing Council (GC) will provide policy guidance and approve systems and structure for governance and management of institute. The Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh shall nominate their representative not more than three each in the Governing Council. The total number of members in GC shall not exceed fifteen (15).List of proposed name of GC members.

There shall be seven members including chair person and member secretary in the Executive Council. Out of seven member one non-officio member shall be from and amongst the member of GB and one member each shall be nominated (Secretary/PS UADD) by GoMP. and Government of India. Two experts of eminence experience shall be nominated by the Governing Council of institute. Detailed structure.

Academic Council of the Society with at least five (5) members. Director of the institute shall be the chair person of the Academic Council. Registrar of the institute will be the member secretary of the academic council. Academic council shall provide academic rigors as well decide up on the courses and programmes to be organized/ conducted by the institute within the overall frame work of its objectives.

Structure & Dimensions of NIGUM
The scale of urban sector interventions is quite large. Besides the elected and appointed functionaries of the ULBs, the officials and the staff of other support
Structure & Dimensions of NIGUM
organisations such as Housing Boards, Directorate of Municipal Administrations, Urban Infrastructure Development Corporations, Town and Country Planning Department and Urban Development Agencies etc. constitute a very large target group to be exposed to nuance of urban planning, management and governance.

NIGUM could be developed as a centre of excellence with specialized expertise to assist in urban research, programme and policy formulation, impact assessment and capacity development. Hence, it will have the following Centres. These Centres will also be engaged in documentation and visit of good practices and will contribute in implementing specialized courses, training and research.
  • Centre for Governance and Urban services
  • Centre for Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Environment
  • Centre for Revenue Management, Municipal Finance and Accounts
  • Centre for Urban development and poverty alleviation
  • Centre for Information Technology and E-Governance
Each centre will be headed by an Associate Professor supported by two Training Associates who will assist the Professor and Associate Professors in planning, organising and implementing the activities of the centre such as conducting and evaluation of the training courses, research and documentation of best practices. Subject areas in which Associate Professors and Training Associates will have the expertise are contained in competency profile for them.
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