Digital learning platform will help in extending citizen centric reforms: Jitendra Singh

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Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh (Photo/PIB)
Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh (Photo/PIB)

New Delhi [India], August 27 (ANI): Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday stressed the need to focus on digital learning platform while saying that it will help in extending further the citizen-centric reforms initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central government.

Expressing his view while inaugurating the "Karmayogi", a Digital Learning Facility for Civil Servants at the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM), a premier Central Training Institution under the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Singh said, "This digital learning platform will help further extending the citizen-centric reforms initiated by the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi."

He further said that the government's most ambitious reform 'Mission Karmayogi' is meant to upgrade the skills of Central government officers and personnel.

"The path-breaking initiative has been taken to shift the working and functioning of the Civil Servants from 'Rule to Role', so that they are equipped to perform the tasks assigned to them," he added.

"Mission Karmayogi aims to create a dedicated workforce not only of the Civil Services but more than that, it would serve the cause of the citizen at large," said the Minister, adding that such training modules will also be replicated at different state and Union Territory level also in due course.

Singh lauded the ISTM for releasing 75 courses with a running time of 75 hours of digital content on the Karmayogi Digital Learning Lab platform and said this capacity building celebrates the 75th year of India's Independence.

"Narendra Modi government has indulged in large-scale administrative reforms and introduced a slew of Best Practices in delivery of services in line with the Prime Minister's vision of a 'New India'," he said.

"Scrapping of interviews for certain posts has not only made the recruitment process transparent but also furthered the goal of good governance leading to 'Ease of Living' for the citizens," the Minister added.

The National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building ('NPCSCB') - "Mission Karmayogi" was approved by the Central government on September 2 last year with the objective of enhancing governance through Civil Services Capacity Building.

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 training of Civil Servants at various Academies is being restructured to include optimum use of the digital learning platform of Integrated Government Online Training (iGOT).

On the occasion, Singh also released a special edition of the bi-annual ISTM Journal of Training, Research and Governance on Mission Karmayogi.

Deepak Khandekar, Secretary, DoPT, Rashmi Chowdhary, Additional Secretary, DoPT, Adil Zainulbhai, Chairperson, Capacity Building Commission (CBC), SN Tripathi, Director General, IIPA and S.D. Sharma, Director, ISTM were amongst the dignitaries present on the occasion. (ANI)

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