Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions
Why in News?
The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) recently completed its flagship capacity building programme (CBP) for the 58th batch of civil servants of Bangladesh.
National Center for Good Governance (NCGG):
Establishment and Background
- NCGG is an autonomous institution established in 2014 under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions by the Government of India.
- It was formed to assist in governance reforms through studies and was previously known as the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), which was established in 1995.
- NIAR was later renamed and merged into NCGG.
- NCGG deals with governance issues at the local, state, and national levels and across all sectors.
- NCGG is governed by a Governing Body, headed by the Cabinet Secretary.
Mandate and Functioning
- NCGG is mandated to work in areas of governance, policy reforms, capacity building, and training of civil servants and technocrats of India and other developing countries.
- It provides training courses for civil servants from India and other developing countries.
- It facilitates sharing of knowledge and developing ideas for their implementation in the government at the national and international levels.
- NCGG works in areas such as primary and elementary education, decentralized planning, capacity building of Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), participatory models of learning and action, rural development, cooperatives, and public sector management, among others.