The legacy of training in Finance Department starts way back in the 1970s. As in the case of all innovative initiatives, it was the Finance Department, who put the first step in computerization of government departments in the state. During 1976, Finance Department, in association with the computer centre of University of Kerala began the Data Processing Centre as a wing of the department, to carry out the data processing works in Government, especially those related to finance and accounts. Most probably it is one of the initial landmarks in the very beginning of the use of Computer Technology for governance in Government not only in our state but in entire India. The centre was established at the DPC Building owned by Finance Department, situated inside Kerala University Office Campus. This was the only data processing facility in government during the eighties and nineties. Later when government departments started computerization, the role of the centre also changed. The centre began giving technical consultancy and training for their computerization projects. Extensive training programmes were undertaken at this centre in computerization, financial management and budgeting. A stand-alone facility of Training Centre in Finance Department, Government of Kerala was established in the year 2010 by virtue of GO(MS) No. 537/2010/Fin dated 14.10.2010. The main aim is to impart financial management related training to the staff of Finance Secretariat, staff of its four line departments (viz Treasury, Kerala State Audit Department, State Insurance and National Savings) and the employees of all other departments who handle the work of planning, budgeting, accounts, internal audit etc. A lifelong learning concept based on training and development strategy is approved as the motto of the centre and the training needs analysis has been conducted based on this strategy vide GO(Ms) No.237/10/Fin dated 16th April 2010. On 10.04.2012, Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Government of Kerala inaugurated the expansion activities of the Training Centre with the new name “Centre for Training in Financial Management (CTFM)” as declared in the budget speech 2012. And now Finance (CTFM) Department is the Administrative Unit of the Centre for Training in Financial Management in Finance Department. We have conducted a detailed Training Need Analysis and shortlisted topics for developing courses for the Finance Secretariat Officers and others. Based on the TNA, the Training Centre has constituted academic committees with experts in the fields to develop courses on various topics.
Centre for Training in Financial Management is constituted as a wing under Finance Department, Government of Kerala. The centre is directly under the control of the Additional Chief Secretary / Principal Secretary, Finance Department.
The Additional Chief Secretary / Principal Secretary is the head of CTFM. The Administrative Headis the Director. The Director is supported by a Joint Director followed by the Deputy Director. The basic unit is enriched
with Course Co-ordinators, Public Relations Officer and the Campus Officer. There is a part-time sweeper and a driver-cum-Office attendant as supporting staff.
The following Officers worked in various rolesduring various periods in this institute
- Lakshmi Rani, Additional Secretary
- Nagappan Nayar, Joint Secretary
- P S Pradeep, Joint Secretary
- S Sreekumar, Joint Secretary
- Jai Mary John, Additional Secretary (Director)
- Mini V R, Joint Secretary (Director)
- A Shibu, Joint Secretary
- P Anil Prasad, Joint Secretary (Academic Advisor)
- A Salam, Deputy Secretary
- Sureshkumar O B, Under Secretary (Joint Director)
- Gopakumar V S, Accounts Officer (Deputy Director)
- Sudheesh T S, Course Co-ordinator
- Kiran V S, Course Co-ordinator
- Shiju P Kumar, Course Co-ordinator
- Ajithlal, Course Co-ordinator
- Binukumar R G, Course Co-ordinator
- Renjini L R, Course Co-ordinator
- Krishnan C N, Course Co-ordinator
- Ajithkumar G S, Course Co-ordinator
- B Anilkumar, Computer Assistant
- Prathibha V S, Public Relations Officer
- Jayesh V Nair, Campus Officer
Service Excellence through systematic training and development
Establishment of a state-of-the-art Lifelong Learning system for training and development of Finance Department personnel throughout their career in the Finance Department by blending the conventional training/development methods with technology mediated open distance learning.
Ensure that our service in academic and consultancy be professional in nature and produce perfect result. Helping all the departments of Government of Kerala to uphold ethical values in effectively managing financial resources
Using the expertise of the offices in each field will lead to perfect training outputs. Our Training centre has training collaboration with the O/o Accountant General, Kerala for imparting audit training to the whole of Local Fund Audit Department of Kerala &Lakshadweep, Inspection Wing of Finance Department etc.
CTFM had academic collaboration with Government Engineering College, Thiruvananthapuram for providing training on Computer Aided Designing for Harbour Engineering Department.
In the light of using double entry book keeping extensively, familiarisation of double entry book keeping is very much essential for Government offices also. Finance Department, which has to process the cases of PSUs, should have the knowledge in corporate accounting, company law etc. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India had joined hands with us for Corporate Finance training. The first of the training programme was conducted on “An Insight – Companies Act, 2013”
Academic Collaboration with Centre for Management Development (CMD)and Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode (IIM-K)started with the training programmes on Infrastructure Finance. The first module is conducted at Centre for Training in Financial Management (CTFM)in seven full days. The second module is conducted in academic collaboration with Centre for Management Development (CMD), Thiruvananthapuram in ten days. The third module, which is split into two phases of three and two days respectively, conducted at CTFM in academic collaboration with Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode (IIM-K)
During 2016-17, the academic collaborative programmes with Centre for Management Development (CMD) and Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode (IIM-K) continued in the field of Infrastructure Finance.
We had conducted training programme for our officers and selected representatives of PSUs in Indian Accounting Standards (IndAS) in collaboration with Institute of Public Auditors of India (IPAI). The programme will be continuing in the days to come.
Training programme for the SPVs of KIIFB project was held during May 2017.
One-day seminar on Goods and Services Tax (GST) was organized with the collaboration of Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT). Sri. R Mohan, Member, Kerala Public Expenditure Review Committee and Dr. N Ramalingam led the seminar, which is the first one in the series. Two more workshops were conducted during this year.