The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its nod to Mission Karmayogi – National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building. Announcing the decision, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the scheme will lay the foundation for capacity building for civil servants. The government insists that the scheme will help bureaucrats of the country to remain entrenched in Indian culture while they learn from best practices across the world.
Mission Karmayogi aims to prepare the Indian Civil Servants for future by making them more creative, constructive, imaginative, innovative, proactive, professional, progressive, energetic, enabling, transparent and technology-enabled.
The institutional framework will consist of 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, and Coordination Unit headed by the Cabinet Secretary.
The Public Human Resources Council comprising select Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, eminent public HR practitioners, thinkers, global thought leaders and Public Service functionaries will serve as the apex body for providing strategic direction to the task of Civil Services Reform and capacity building. The Capacity Building Commission has been proposed with a view to ensure a uniform approach in managing and regulating the capacity building ecosystem on collaborative and co-sharing basis.
To cover around 46 lakh Central employees, a sum of 510.86 crore rupees will be spent over a period of 5 years from 2020-21 to 2024-25. The expenditure is partly funded by multilateral assistance to the tune of 50 million dollars. A wholly owned Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be set up. The SPV will create and operationalize the content, market place and manage key business services of iGOT-Karmayogi platform.
In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Modi said that Mission Karmayogi will radically improve the Human Resource management practices in the Government. The Prime Minister said, the Mission will use scale and state of the art infrastructure to augment the capacity of Civil Servants. He said, the iGOT platform will enable the transition to a role-based HR management and continuous learning.