The Fifth Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting of Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) was held on 29th June 2017 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by HE Mr. C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and co-chaired by HE Mr. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Ambassador of Norway to India.
The JSC is the central decision-making body responsible for the implementation of Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI). The Committee meets once a year and approves work plans and budgets, reviews progress and financial reports and provides strategic direction to the partnership. The JSC is assisted by the State Coordination Committee (SCC) of each state and a Program Advisory Group (PAG) which recommends work areas in NIPI for JSC’s approval. Detailed discussions were also held on the strategic direction of NIPI beyond 2017.
The meeting was attended by Joint Secretary (Policy), Joint Secretary (RCH), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), officials from Norad, Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi, Deputy Commissioners, In Charge Maternal and Child health, MoHFW, Principal Health Secretaries and state representatives from the NIPI states of Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar.