This program has been conceptualized in consonance with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy
Civil Servants must adopt good governance practices to ensure improved quality of life for citizens, says, DG NCGG, Shri Bharat Lal
India is helping neighboring countries to build capacities of their civil servants to meet the emerging challenges in governance and assured public service delivery to improve the quality of life of people
The National Centre for Good Governance has imparted training to civil servants in 15 countries so far
NCGG is expanding its capacity to accommodate a higher number of civil servants in more countries as demand is on the rise
Two-Week Capacity building programs for civil servants of Maldives and Bangladesh were unveiled at National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), Mussoorie. 27 civil servants from Maldives and 39 Civil Servants from Bangladesh are taking part in these two programs.
This program has been conceptualized in consonance with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, and India is helping neighboring countries to build capacities of their civil servants to meet the emerging challenges in governance and assured public service delivery to improve the quality of life of people.
This capacity-building program will help civil servants in putting up dedicated efforts to fill in the gaps between policies and implementation. It is scientifically tailored to equip them to deliver robust and seamless services to the people.
The capacity building program is in the line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s good governance mantra that is ‘pro-people’ by putting ‘citizens first’ at the forefront of the development strategy. The program aims to promote an exchange of information, and knowledge, share new ideas and best practices to enhance sensitivity, and responsiveness, and bring efficiency to civil servants of participating countries.
The joint inaugural session was chaired by Shri Bharat Lal, Director General of, the National Centre for Good Governance. Addressing the officers, he emphasized providing effective public service delivery and elaborated on the role of civil servants to create an enabling environment, where every citizen is treated equally and has access to quality public services. He urged them to adopt good governance practices to ensure improved quality of life. The Director General also gave examples of good governance models of India such as the Ujjwala Yojana which has benefited more than 100 million families, who have access to clean cooking gas connections, thus saving them from the drudgery of collecting firewood and inhaling smoke during cooking. As per the WRI report, due to the Ujjwala Yojana, every year more than 1.5 lakh lives especially women are saved from lungs related complications and mortality.
He also highlighted the Jal Jeevan Mission to ensure clean tap water for every rural household. As per another study by Nobel laureate Prof. Kramer of Chicago University, USA, every year lives of more than 1.36 lakh infants are saved from mortality, thus enabling them to live a full life and contribute to society.
He discussed how civil service is about creating an enabling environment and bringing transformational impact where no individual is left out. He urged the participants to utilize the learning from this program and develop an action plan or idea, which can be considered for implementation in their country.
During the visit of Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to Maldives in 2019, National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), entered into an MoU with the Civil Service Commission, Maldives for capacity building of 1,000 Maldives civil servants by 2024. Similarly, an agreement was signed with the Govt of Bangladesh for the capacity building of 1,800 civil servants by 2024.
The National Centre for Good Governance was set up in 2014 by the Government of India as an apex institution in the country with a mandate to work on good governance, policy reforms, training, and capacity building of civil servants of the country as well as of other developing countries. It also works as a think tank. It has taken up capacity building of civil servants of several developing countries in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs. So far, it has imparted training to civil servants in 15 countries viz. Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, Seychelles, Gambia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Laos, Vietnam, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Cambodia. This training was found to be highly useful by the participating officers of different countries. These programs are much sought after and NCGG is expanding its capacity to accommodate a higher number of civil servants from more countries as demand is on the rise.
The capacity-building program entails detailed knowledge sharing in the field of public administration, total quality management, gender and development, decentralization in India, public policy and implementation, leadership & communication, healthcare, water & sanitation, e-governance, and digital India among other important areas.
During the program, the participants will also be taken for exposure visits to see various developmental works and institutions such as smart city, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan: Zero Energy Building, Parliament of India, New Delhi Municipal Council, Pradhanmantri Sanghralaya, etc.
During the inaugural session, Dr. Poonam Singh, Dr. Ashutosh Singh, and Dr. Sanjeev Sharma were involved in organizing the program and spoke on the good governance and capacity-building program organized by NCGG.Disclaimer: We donot claim that the images used as part of the news published are always owned by us. From time to time, we use images sourced as part of news or any related images or representations. Kindly take a look at our image usage policy on how we select the image that are used as part of the news.