GS Paper - 2 (Polity)

Union minister Jitendra Singh on 23 December 2021 said that the aim of “Mission Karmayogi” is to impart futuristic vision to civil services which could effectively determine the roadmap for next 25 years. The era of generalists is over and this is far more relevant to administration as we are entering the age of super-specialisation.

What

  1. A civil service ‘fit-for-purpose' and ‘fit-for-future' requires a competency driven capacity building approach that focuses on imparting competencies critical to discharge its roles and that is exactly the main goal of Mission Karmayogi.
  2. The workshop on Mission Karmayogi–The Path Ahead, as part of celebration of good governance week, the imperative need to shift from "rule" to "role" in governance is essential to meet the goal of new India and live up to its aspirations.
  3. The National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), also known as Mission Karmayogi, is aimed at enhancing governance through civil services capacity building.
  4. The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) has established a Mission-Karmayogi Resource Cell and is working in close coordination with National Capacity Building Commission, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) and other central training institutions (CTIs).
  5. The Mission Karmayogi is expected to integrate various dimensions of human resource management in government, such as capacity building through carefully curated and vetted digital e-learning material; deploying the right person to the right role through competency mapping; succession planning, etc.
  6. 25 December is observed as a good governance day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Vajpayee.