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PIB Summaries 13 June 2023


  1. National Training Conclave
  2. Sagar Samridhi
  3. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

National Training Conclave

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

Salient Features

  • 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.

Sagar Samridhi

Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Why in News?

Recently, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) has launched ‘Sagar Samriddhi,’ an online dredging monitoring system to accelerate the ‘Waste to Wealth’ initiative of the Government.

About Sagar Samridhi

  • Developed by the National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts (NTCPWC), the technological arm of MoPSW.
  • Improvement over the old Draft & Loading Monitor (DLM) system.
  • Aims to enhance productivity, contract management, and promote effective reuse of dredged material.
  • Aligns with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India, strengthening technological capabilities.
Capabilities of Sagar Samridhi:
  • Real-time dredging progress report.
  • Daily and monthly progress visualization.
  • Dredger performance and downtime monitoring.
  • Easy location tracking with snapshots of loading, unloading, and idle time.
Benefits and Impact:
  • Minimizes human error through technology.
  • Improves project implementation, reducing dredging costs.
  • Promotes environmental sustainability.
  • Enhances transparency and efficiency.
Significance of Sagar Samridhi:
  • Annual maintenance dredging at Major Ports and Waterways involves 100 million cubic meters.
  • Ports and Inland Waterways Authority of India spends approximately Rs. 1000 crores annually.
  • Implementation of the Addendum and Sagar Samridhi system will significantly decrease dredging costs.
  • Ensures transparency and efficiency in dredging operations.
  • Enables better project planning, reduces operational costs.
  • Facilitates the development of deep draft ports.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

Focus: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Women and Health, Government Initiatives and Policies, Welfare Schemes)

Why in News?

The Prime Minister has lauded the new initiative of celebrating ‘Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana’ as ‘God Bharai’ ceremony in Dausa, Rajasthan.

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

  • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) is a maternity benefit programme being implemented in all districts of the country with effect from 2017.
  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme being executed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • Under PMMVY Cash benefits are provided to pregnant women in their bank account directly to meet enhanced nutritional needs and partially compensate for wage loss.
  • All Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM), (excluding those who are in regular employment with the Central Government or the State Governments or PSUs or those who are in receipt of similar benefits) who have their pregnancy on or after 1st January 2017 for the first child in the family – are the beneficiaries targeted by the scheme.
  • Beneficiaries receive a cash benefit of Rs. 5,000 in three installments on fulfilling the following conditions:
    • Early registration of pregnancy
    • Ante-natal check-up
    • Registration of the birth of the child and completion of first cycle of vaccination for the first living child of the family.
  • Implementation of the scheme is closely monitored by the central and state governments through the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana – Common Application Software (PMMVY-CAS).

Concerns with PMMVY

  • Poor Performance: The scheme’s performance has been poor, forcing an immediate need for improvement.
  • Exclusion of beneficiaries: The Government of India’s yearly estimate of the intended recipients has remained consistent throughout time. Because the objective has stayed constant throughout time, it barely covers 40% of the eligible population.
  • Expenditure Deficit: According to data published by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, enrolment and payouts under the plan have decreased in the previous two years.
  • Improper Implementation: More than half of registered beneficiaries did not receive all three installments in 2020-21, resulting in a 9% decline in participation in the plan.

December 2023