Dr. R. P. Sarkar and G. O. P Obasi
signing the agreement of RTC in India
on 15th June, 1988

The WMO Executive Council at its thirty-eight session approved the designation of the training facilities of India Meteorological Department in New Delhi and Pune as WMO Regional Training Centre (RTC) for the Regional Association II (Asia) in the year 1986.  However, in accordance with the procedures laid down for the formal recognition of the RMTC, an agreement was drawn up and signed on the behalf of India by Dr. R. P. Sarkar, the then Director General of IMD and the on behalf of WMO by the Professor G. O. P Obasi, the Secretary General of WMO on June 15th 1988, a red letter day in the annals of MTI.