The fourth Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting of Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) was held on 25th February 2016 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by HE Mr. Bhanu Pratap Sharma, 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 and new technical proposals in NIPI for JSC’s approval.
The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary and Mission Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Joint Secretary (RCH), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway, Senior Adviser from Norad, Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi, Deputy Commissioners, 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.