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Union Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar during a media briefing on Cabinet decisions, at National Media Centre in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for Mission Karmayogi, a new national capacity building and performance evaluation programme for civil servants. 

The scheme will cover 46 lakh Central government employees at all levels, and involve an outlay of ₹510 crore over a five-year period, according to an official statement. An annual subscription of ₹431 will be charged per civil servant.

All about the National Recruitment Agency

Announcing the Cabinet decision, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the scheme was meant to be a comprehensive post-recruitment reform of the Centre’s human resource development, in much the same way as the National Recruitment Agency approved last week is pre-recruitment reform.

The programme will support a transition from “rules-based to roles-based” HR management, so that work allocations can be done by matching an official’s competencies to the requirements of the post, Department of Personnel and Training Secretary C. Chandramouli told journalists after the Cabinet meeting. Apart from domain knowledge training, the scheme will focus on “functional and behavioural competencies” as well, and also includes a monitoring framework for performance evaluations. Eventually, service matters such as confirmation after probation period, deployment, work assignments and notification of vacancies will all be integrated into the proposed framework.

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The capacity building programme will be delivered through an Integrated Government Online Training or iGOTKarmayogi digital platform, with content drawn from global best practices rooted in Indian national ethos. Mission Karmayogi is aimed at “building a future-ready civil service with the right attitude, skills and knowledge, aligned to the vision of New India,” said Dr. Chandramouli. 

Apex body

The Prime Minister’s Public Human Resource Council will be set up as the apex body to direct the reforms, with an autonomous Capacity Building Commission to be established to manage the reformed system and harmonise training standards across the country, so that there is a common understanding of India's aspirations and development goals, said the Secretary. A wholly government owned, not-for-profit special purpose vehicle will be set up to own and operate the digital platform and its content. 

A total of ₹510.86 crore will be spent over a period of 5 years from 2020-21 to 2024-25, said the statement, adding that the expenditure is partly funded by multilateral assistance to the tune of ₹366 crore.

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