NCGC trains 530 Maldivian Civil Servants

Nov 24: The Indian delegation led by the Director General of NCGG, Shri Bharat Lal, accompanied by senior officials of the Govt of India, visited the Republic of Maldives from the 19th to 21st of November 2022. They reviewed the ongoing cooperation with the Civil Service Commission of Maldives based on the MoU signed during the State visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2019. As per MoU, in 2019-2024, 1,000 civil servants of Maldives were to be trained. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 534 civil servants of Maldives were trained in India.

The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) was set up in 2014 by the Government of India as an apex–level autonomous institution under the auspices of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions. The centre is mandated to enhance capacity building and train civil servants and technocrats of India and other developing countries.

During the visit to Maldives, the delegation led by the Director General, NCGG, and the High Commissioner of India to Maldives and other senior officials visited the Ukulhas islands. The delegation interacted with the Ukulhas Council President, members, and Council officials to see the work undertaken with the assistance of the Indian Government. Ukulhas island is one of the inhabited islands of Alif Alif Atoll, a uniquely featured, environment-friendly island in the northern Maldives. The Director General also interacted with the Indian community working in sectors such as health, education, tourism, and hospitality at the Convention Centre, built with assistance from the Indian Government. The delegation learned that this convention centre, which hosts multiple facilities, has benefitted thousands of residents on the Island. Apart from working as a convention centre, it is also a tourist attraction and has boosted the tourism and income of inhabitants.

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