New Delhi: Citing importance of Knowledge-Skill and Attitude (KSA) in employees for citizen-centric governance, the government today directed all ministries to hold in-house weekly Training of their Personnel “immediately” to help them perform their work efficiently.
The move comes following a direction from Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, who has emphasised on providing regular training ofgovernment employees during a presentation made by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
The objective of the hour-long in-house weekly training is to provide training to all employees of the ministry or department on a regular basis without dislocating their work, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in its Office Memorandum F.NO.T-17/A/2014-CTP(CSS) dated October 17, 2014.
At present, the senior civil servants are exposed to a number of training programmes at different stages such as induction training, mandatory mid-career training, in-service training, etc.
“These trainings are mostly organised service wise and within services at same level. Perhaps there is no training being imparted at ministry or department level covering all its Group B and C employees on same subject,” the order said.
The department would be free to choose training topics as per their requirements and utilise in-house expertise for imparting training.
Following the Prime Minister’s directive, the DoPT already started in-house weekly training for its employees.
“All officials from LDC up to Under Secretaries will be nominated in batches of 45-50 and the training will be conducted every Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am.
“You or your representative can attend this training after giving prior intimation, so that your ministry or department is familiarised to start in-house training ,” said the DoPT order sent to secretaries of all central government ministries and departments.
Accordingly, all ministries or departments are requested to start hourly in-house weekly training for their employees up to Under Secretaries immediately, it said.