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India, Cambodia ink MoU for HRD in Civil Service

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, APR 23, 2024: DEPARTMENT of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) under Ministry of Personnel, Public Administration and Pensions signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Civil Service, Cambodia on cooperation in the field of Human Resource Development in Civil Service yesterday. The MoU advances the cordial and friendly ties between India and Cambodia in the field of Human Resource Development in Civil Service over the next 05 years. The MoU was signed by Excellency Mr. Hun Many, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Civil Service, on behalf of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Dr. Devyani Khobragade, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Cambodia, on behalf of Government of India at a ceremonial function held in Phnom Penh yesterday. Senior Officials of Ministry of External Affairs, Embassy of India in Cambodia, Embassy of Cambodia in India and the Ministry of Civil Service of the Kingdom of Cambodia, V. Srinivas, Secretary, DARPG, N.B.S. Rajput, Joint Secretary, DARPG and Parthasarathy Bhaskar, Deputy Secretary, DARPG attended the ceremony from High Commission of India in London.

Speaking on the occasion, V. Srinivas, Secretary, DARPG stated that the MoU will focus on strengthening and promoting bilateral exchange and cooperation between the two countries in the field of Human Resource Development in Civil Service as also facilitate a dialogue between India's Personnel Administration agencies and the agencies of the Ministry of Civil Service of the Kingdom of Cambodia.  This will be achieved through exchange visits focused on administrative reforms, good governance webinars, research publications, institutional exchanges, capacity building programs and replication of good governance practices. As India celebrates its Amrit Kaal Period, the Government is deeply committed for adoption of next generation administrative reforms by bridging the gap between citizens and government. The Government's policy maxim is "Maximum Governance - Minimum Government" which envisages a "Digitally Empowered Citizen and a Digitally Transformed Institution".

In 2023-24, 156 Cambodian Civil Servants attended 4 Capacity Building Programs at National Centre of Good Governance. For 2024-25, 6 Capacity Building Programs have been scheduled for 240 Cambodian Civil servants. India is committed to fulfil all provisions of the MOU in a time bound manner.


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