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Civil services being reformed to inculcate altruism: MoS

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, SEPT 03, 2020: THE Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), for Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh yesterday stated that passage of Mission Karmayogi - a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) by the Union Cabinet would go a long way in creating a new future ready civil service for a New India. Briefing the media, he stated it to be an endeavor to incarnate civil services into a real Karmayogi who is Creative, Constructive, Pro-active and Technically Empowered to face the future challenges. He said this is also aimed at ending the culture of working in silos and to overcome the multiplicity of training modules.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that revolutionary Governance Reforms were brought in during the last six years under the leadership of the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. He said, after the historic passage of National Recruitment Agency on August 19, 2020, the Mission Karmayogi would prove to be the largest Civil Services Reform in the world in terms of depth and spread. He added that mid-career training would be available to all services at all levels in all languagesand underlined that this would help in professional delivery of services at all levels of Government of India.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said, from Rule Specific to Role Specific, Institutionalized Capacity Building Training, Continuous updation of skills, ending the culture of w orking in silos are some of the key features of this reform process.

The Union Minister mentioned that the ultimate aim of Mission Karmayogi is to ensure “Ease of Living” for common man, “Ease of Doing Business” and Citizen-Centricity that is reducing the gap between the government and the citizens. The Minister informed that appointing authorities would have ready-made data available for choosing the right candidate for the right job. Moreover, real time evaluation would go a long way in ensuring Accountability and Transparency in Governance, he added.