NCGG Mussoorie begins capacity building programme for civil servants of Arunachal Pradesh – ET Government

As part of the agreement, NCGG has already imparted training to 113 officers including the 30 participants of the ongoing 4th capacity building programme.

A two-week capacity building programme (CBP) for civil servants of Arunachal Pradesh began at the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) Mussoorie on Monday, November 20. This is in furtherance to improve the governance and public service delivery in north-east and border states.

Under the guidance and directions of the Union Minister of State for Personnel Dr Jitendra Singh, an MoU was signed with NCGG in 2022 to train 500 officers of Arunachal Pradesh over the next five years. As part of the agreement, NCGG has already imparted training to 113 officers including the 30 participants of the ongoing 4th capacity building programme, the ministry said in a statement.

The programme has been scientifically tailored by the NCGG team and included the exchange of vast information, knowledge, new ideas, and best practices that promote citizen-centric governance. The sessions for each training programme were firmed up by the NCGG faculty based on the need of the state and in consultation with government of Arunachal Pradesh. This capacity-building programme will help the civil servants in putting up dedicated efforts to fill in the gaps between policies and implementation in their respective work places, the ministry said.

Presiding over the Inaugural session, the Director General, National Centre for Good Governance, V. Srinivas requested the participating officers to make full use of the exposure that they will have during the programme and take advantage of the opportunity and urged them to share knowledge and work in groups as effective team building is essential to foster good ideas which can be utilized to improve the quality of life of citizens. He appreciated the efforts of Arunachal Pradesh in implementation of government programmes.

Srinivas highlighted the importance of redressing citizen grievances in a time bound manner and also effective handlings of court related work as these are mechanisms of ensuring justice to people. He stressed the importance of harnessing the programme’s maximum potential and learning from best practices, which can be modified to suit their own contextual settings. He emphasized the pressing requirement for civil servants to fully capitalize on the digital revolution and embrace the latest IT innovations. He encouraged the officers to work in group activities and share experiences through presentations on saturation of priority sector programmes, how to be effective officers, Land reforms among other sectors.Giving an overview of the programme, Dr BS Bisht, course coordinator of the programme said that in the 4th capacity building programme, NCGG will share various initiatives taken in the country such as equity and government intervention, public policy and implementation, fintech and inclusion, improving public service delivery, changing paradigm of good governance, ethical perspective in governance, disaster management: Indian and global practices, vision of India @2047: focus on civil services, executive judiciary interface, digital governance: case studies of passport seva and MADAD, technology enabled governance, leadership coordination and effective communication skills, public private partnership for infrastructure development, approach to achieve sustainable development goals by 2030, aspirational districts, behavioral change management, Digital India, water conservation: a village creates magic, education in tribal region-Eklavya model residential school (EMRS), saturation of basic services in villages/ service plans in NE region, development and conservation, promoting the livelihood: a case of Himalayan state, tourism: potential for growth, rural housing, overview of rural development in context to watershed management, climate change and its impact on bio-diversity: policies and global practices, innovations in public administration, overview of national security scenario, project planning, execution and monitoring-JJM, centralized public grievance redressal and monitoring system among other important topics.

The participants will also be taken on visits aimed at observing a diverse range of developmental projects and institutions. These visits offer invaluable insights and first-hand experiences of prominent initiatives and organizations, including but not limited to the Parliament of India, AIIMS, Paryavaran Bhawan, MDNIY, NDMC, Pradhanmantri Sanghralaya, among others.

  • Published On Nov 21, 2023 at 12:04 PM IST

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