Civil servants to get skill training

Govt okays Mission Karmayogi for reforms in bureaucracy

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, Septembner 2

The government today approved a proposal of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) to launch Mission Karmayogi, a skill programme for civil servants with a focus more on role of officials than the rules provided for them.

Announcing it, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “This is the biggest human resource development reform in the government.”

A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be created to provide technological support for the training programmes, the minister said, adding that the aim was to provide set of skills to civil servants to serve in the direction to ensure ease of living life for people in general and also ease of doing business in the country.

Later, Minister for DoPT Jitendra Singh said there wouuld be an HR council, chaired by the Prime Minister, which will also comprise select Union ministers and CMs. It will also have eminent thought leaders (noted academics and global leaders) and civil services leadership, he added.

“This scheme is based on the government’s vision on how a civil servant should be. A civil servant of today, in order to meet the challenges of the world, will have to be imaginative and innovative, proactive and polite, professional and progressive, energetic and enabling, transparent and tech enabled, and constructive and creative,” said DoPT Secretary C Chandramouli, who gave a detailed presentation on the mission during the press briefing.

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