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Minister favours India-Maldives pact in area of governance

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, DEC 14, 2019: THE MoS, Dr Jitendra Singh, addressed the valedictory session of the capacity building program for the Permanent Secretaries and Secretary Generals of the Republic of Maldives, conducted by the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), Department of Public Grievances and Pensions (DARPG),  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, here today. He also presented the certificates on the occasion.

The Capacity Building Program was conducted by the National Centre for Good Governance from December 6 to December 13, 2019. The program was attended by 15 Permanent Secretaries and Secretary Generals of the Republic of Maldives. This is the first capacity building program for Top Management Officials of the Republic of Maldives conducted by the National Centre for Good Governance in India. Under Memorandum of Understanding between India and the Republic of Maldives, 1000 civil servants of Maldives are to be trained at the National Centre for Good Governance. Till date, 3 capacity building programs for 100 Officials have been successfully conducted.

Addressing the valedictory session, Dr Jitendra Singh said that these programmes help in providing training in implementation of ease of governance which leads to ease of living for citizens. He said that these programmes have now been institutionalised and developed into a healthy convention. He added that these initiatives will help in promoting healthy relations with the neighbouring countries. Dr Jitendra Singh said that Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has been emphasising on good relations with the neighbours from the beginning, with ‘Neighborhood First Policy'. The Minister said that India and Maldives have much in common and there is a lot we can learn from each other, the Minister said.