It is indeed a great privilege and unique honor to welcome you to the Kashmir Institute of Management (KIM) which is a premier national level institute of the Government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. This institute has been established in Muzaffarabad to impart quality training to the civil Servants of AJ &K in the realm of public Policy, Management, Governance, Public Finance, and Public Administration. In order to impart state of the art training, the institute is a role model on the lines of National School of Public Policy (NSPP).Training programs have been structured in a manner to harness various training methodologies to achieve the coveted objectives of developing analytical skills, improving research and analysis capabilities, grooming of personality and inculcating highest standards of morality and ethics in the officers. In a highly interdependent and globalized world, governance has become an immensely complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon. The New public Management (NPM) reforms shifted the focus from traditional public administration to the New Public Management. The Kashmir Institute of Management, being cognizant of the fundamental changes taking place around the world, aims to improve the quality of Civil Servants through diverse, dynamic, elaborate and multi-dimensional training programs. This institute is unique in its kind in the state of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and offers quality and well structured training courses to both the officers and staff of AJ&K government to bring them at par with the rest of provinces of Pakistan. KIM is an autonomous body run by Board of Governors (BoG) which is headed by the Chief Secretary AJ&K. The vision of BoG is “to make KIM a centre of higher learning at strategic and tactical level and position itself as a ‘Think Tank’ for the government.” The institute is striving to become a national ‘Centre of Excellence’ in the areas of Public Finance, Development Economics, Public Management and public Policy by conducting high quality analytical research in the domain of Public Policy, sustainable development and governance. I am confident that with the help of quality inputs from all the stakeholders, KIM will become an instrument of change in the State of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
Brig. Syed Akhtar Hussain Shah SI(M), Retd.
Director General KIM