What is Mission Karmayogi — Modi government’s reform to upskill civil servants in India

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  • A sum of ₹510.86 crores will be spent over five years to cover 46 lakh central employees from 2020-21 to 2024-25 under Mission Karmayogi.
  • Under this mission, the government will be providing mid-career training to civil servants.
  • An integrated government online training platform - iGOTKarmayogi - will be set up for the Mission.
The Union Cabinet approved the ‘Mission Karmayogi’ programme on September 2, which aims to reform and upskill civil servants across the country and prepare them for the future. This programme is expected to cost ₹510.86 crores over next five years, and will cover 46 lakh central employees.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that 'Mission Karmayogi', a major bureaucratic reform exercise approved by the Union Cabinet, will "radically" improve the government's human resource management practices.

This reform is a step towards improving and strengthening the infrastructure for Civil Servants - IPS, IFS, IAS, and IRS officers of India.

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What is Mission Karmayogi?
Mission Karmayogi aims to prepare the Indian civil servants for the future by making them more creative, constructive, imaginative, innovative, proactive, professional, progressive, energetic, enabling, transparent and technology-enabled, said the statement issued by the Personnel Ministry.

Under this mission, the government will be providing mid-career training to civil servants. The training which was earlier available for only All India Services will now be compulsory for all officers at all levels.

It will build future-ready civil service with the right attitude, skills and knowledge, aligned to the vision of new India, according to a presentation given during the media briefing by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) Secretary C Chandramouli.
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The mission will be based on six pillars — Policy Framework, Institutional Framework, Competency Framework, Digital Learning Framework, The electrical Human Resource Management System, The Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

How will Mission Karmayogi work?
  • An integrated government online training platform - iGOTKarmayogi - will be set up for the Mission. The iGOT-Karmayogi platform brings the scale and state-of-the-art infrastructure to augment the capacities of over two crore officials in India.
  • There will be a Public Human Resources Council consisting of select Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, eminent public HR practitioners, thinkers, global thought leaders and public service functionaries under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. The council will serve as the apex body for providing strategic direction to the task of civil services reform and its capacity building.
  • The government has proposed to set up a Capacity Building Commission to manage capacity building ecosystem.The Commission will also come out with an Annual State of Civil Service Report.”
  • There will be a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for owning and operating the digital assets and technological platform for online training and a coordination unit headed by the Cabinet Secretary for the program.
(With inputs from PTI)
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