News Excerpt
The Union Cabinet has approved launching of a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB).

•    It is also proposed to set up a Capacity Building Commission, with a view to ensure a uniform approach in managing and regulating the capacity building ecosystem on collaborative and co-sharing basis.
•    A Public Human Resources Council comprising of select Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, eminent public HR practitioners, thinkers, global thought leaders and Public Service functionaries under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister will serve as the apex body for providing strategic direction to the task of Civil Services Reform and capacity building.
•    It will have a Coordination Unit headed by the Cabinet Secretary.
•    To cover around 46 lakh Central employees, a sum of Rs.510.86 crore will be spent over a period of 5 years from 2020-21 to 2024-25.
•    The expenditure is partly funded by multilateral assistance to the tune of USD 50 million.
•    A wholly owned Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for NPCSCB will be set up under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013.

Salient Features
NPCSCB has been carefully designed to lay the foundations for capacity building for Civil Servants so that they remain entrenched in Indian Culture and sensibilities and remain connected, with their roots, while they learn from the best institutions and practices across the world. The Programme will be delivered by setting up an Integrated Government Online Training-iGOT-Karmayogi Platform. The core guiding principles of the Programme will be:
    Supporting Transition from 'Rules based' to 'Roles based’ HR Management. Aligning work allocation of civil servants by matching their competencies to the requirements of the post.
    To emphasize on 'on-site learning' to complement the ‘off-site’ learning
    To create an ecosystem of shared training infrastructure including that of learning materials, institutions and personnel
    To calibrate all Civil Service positions to a Framework of Roles, Activities and Competencies (FRACs) approach and to create and deliver learning content relevant to the identified FRACs in every Government entity
    To make available to all civil servants, an opportunity to continuously build and strengthen their Behavioural, Functional and Domain Competencies in their self-driven and mandated learning paths.
    To enable all the Central Ministries and Departments and their Organizations to directly invest their resources towards co-creation and sharing the collaborative and common ecosystem of learning through an annual financial subscription for every employee,
    To encourage and partner with the best-in-class learning content creators including public training institutions, universities, start-tips and individual experts
    To undertake data analytics in respect of data emit provided by iGOT- Karmayogi pertaining to various aspects of capacity building, content creation, user feedback and mapping of competencies and identify areas for policy reforms.

Role of Commission
    To assist the PM Public Human Resources Council in approving the Annual Capacity Building Plans.
    To exercise functional supervision over all Central Training Institutions dealing with civil services capacity building.
    To create shared learning resources, including internal and external faculty and resource centers.
    To coordinate and supervise the implementation of the Capacity Building Plans with the stakeholder Departments.
    To make recommendations on standardization of training and capacity building, pedagogy and methodology
    To set norms for common mid-career training programs across all civil services.
    To suggest policy interventions required in the areas of HR Management and Capacity Building to the Government.

Mission Karmayogi aims to prepare the Indian Civil Servant for the future by making him more creative, constructive, imaginative, innovative, proactive, professional, progressive, energetic, enabling, transparent and technology-enabled. Empowered with specific role-competencies, the civil servant will be able to ensure efficient service delivery of the highest quality standards.

Article 312, Article 315, Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission, Joint Public Service Commission, National Recruitment Agency