Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions
Why in News?
Prime Minister of India inaugurated the first-ever National Training Conclave at the International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
National Training Conclave
- Part of Mission Karmayogi: The conclave is organized as part of the National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) known as ‘Mission Karmayogi’. Mission Karmayogi aims to enhance the capacity and skills of civil servants in India.
- Hosted by the Capacity Building Commission: The conclave is being hosted by the Capacity Building Commission, which was established in 2021. The commission is responsible for developing annual capacity building plans for various departments, ministries, and agencies.
- Participation of Civil Servants and Experts: The conclave will bring together civil servants from the Central government departments, State governments, and local governments. Additionally, experts from the private sector will also participate in the discussions.
- Collaboration and Training Infrastructure: The conclave aims to promote collaboration among civil services training institutes and strengthen the training infrastructure for civil servants across the country. This will help in providing better training and development opportunities for civil servants.
- Panel Discussions: The conclave will consist of eight-panel discussions. Each panel will focus on key concerns related to civil services training institutes. Some of the topics to be discussed include faculty development, training impact assessment, and content digitization.
About Mission Karmayogi – National Program for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB)
- The NPCSCB will use scale & state of the art infrastructure to augment the capacity of Civil Servants to improve the Human Resource management practices in the Government.
- Mission Karmayogi aims to prepare the Indian Civil Servant for the future by making him more creative, constructive, imaginative, innovative, proactive, professional, progressive, energetic, enabling, transparent and technology-enabled.
- A Public Human Resources Council comprising of select Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, eminent public HR practitioners, thinkers, global thought leaders and Public Service functionaries under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister will serve as the apex body for providing strategic direction to the task of Civil Services Reform and capacity building.
The Framework of NPCSCB
- Prime Minister’s Public Human Resources (HR) Council
- Capacity Building Commission
- Special Purpose Vehicle for owning and operating the digital assets and the technological platform for online training
- Coordination Unit headed by the Cabinet Secretary
- NPCSCB has been carefully designed to lay the foundations for capacity building for Civil Servants so that they remain entrenched in Indian Culture and sensibilities and remain connected, with their roots, while they learn from the best institutions and practices across the world.
- The Programme will be delivered by setting up an Integrated Government Online Training – iGOT Karmayogi Platform.
- It is also proposed to set up a Capacity Building Commission, with a view to ensure a uniform approach in managing and regulating the capacity building ecosystem on collaborative and co-sharing basis.
Core Guiding Principles
- Supporting Transition from ‘Rules based’ to ‘Roles based’ HR Management.
- To calibrate all Civil Service positions to a Framework of Roles, Activities and Competencies (FRACs).
- To emphasize on ‘on-site learning’ to complement the ‘off-site’ learning.
- To create an ecosystem of shared training infrastructure including that of learning materials, institutions and personnel.
iGOT – Karmayogi
- iGOT-Karmayogi platform brings the scale and state-of-the-art infrastructure to augment the capacities of over two crore officials in India.
- The platform is expected to evolve into a vibrant and world-class market place for content where carefully curated and vetted digital e-learning material will be made available.
- Besides capacity building, service matters like confirmation after probation period, deployment, work assignment and notification of vacancies etc., would eventually be integrated with the proposed competency framework.