The program aims to cover around 46 lakh central employees and aims to match their competencies to the requirements of the post

The Union Cabinet has approved the launching of a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB). Also known as Mission Karmayogi, the program has been carefully designed to lay the foundations for capacity building for Civil Servants.

NPCSCB will be delivered by setting up an Integrated Government Online Training-iGOT Karmayogi Platform. The program will focus on supporting the transition from ‘Rules-Based’ to ‘Role-Based’ HR Management. The work allocation of civil servants will be aligned matching their competencies to the requirements of the post, said an official statement.

The program will further emphasize on ‘on-site learning’ to complement the ‘off-site’ learning and create an ecosystem of shared training infrastructure including that of learning materials, institutions, and personnel.

NPCSCB will provide all civil servants with an opportunity to continuously build and strengthen their Behavioral, Functional, and Domain Competencies in their self-driven and mandated learning paths.

The statement pointed out that the program will enable all 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.

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, the statement revealed.

On the financial front, the program aims to cover around 46 lakh Central employees, and a sum of Rs.510.86 crore will be spent for 5 years between 2020 and 2025. A wholly owned Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for NPCSCB will be set up under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. The SPV will be a "not-for-profit" company and will manage the iGOT-Karmayogi platform.

It was also proposed in the meeting to set up a Capacity Building Commission, to ensure a uniform approach in managing and regulating the capacity building ecosystem on a collaborative and co-sharing basis.

The Capacity Building Commission will assist the Prime Minister’s Public Human Resources Council in approving the Annual Capacity Building Plans. It will coordinate and supervise the implementation of the Capacity Building Plans with the stakeholder Departments. Further, it will suggest interventions required in the areas of HR Management and Capacity Building to the Government.

The capacity of civil Services plays a vital role in rendering a wide variety of services, implementing welfare programs, and performing core governance functions. A transformational change in Civil Service Capacity is proposed to be affected by organically linking the transformation of work culture, strengthening public institutions, and adopting modern technology to build civil service capacity with the overall aim of ensuring efficient delivery of services to citizens.