National Centre for Good Governance Current Affairs - 2020

Special Training Programme for Maldivian Civil Servants to be conducted in India

Special Training Programme for Maldivian Civil Servants is scheduled to be conducted at the hill town Mussoorie (Uttarkhand) and New Delhi from 16 to 28 September 2019. A 32-member Maldivian delegation arrived in India for taking part in Special Training Programme.

Key Highlights

India is the largest development partner for capacity building of Civil Servants of Maldives. A unique feature of special training program is that 70% of delegates are women officials.

The inaugural session of Special Training Program for Maldivian Civil Servants taking place on 16 September would be chaired by K. V. Eapen, Secretary DARPG (Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances), Fatimath Amira, Member Civil Services Commission and V. Srinivas, Additional Secretary DARPG.

Senior policymakers from the Government of India would be addressing the participants in 2-week training program.

STP Sessions will take place on:

Public Policy and Governance, Ethics and Accountability and Redressal of Public Grievances, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Motivation, Promoting Tourism, Innovation, Regional Cooperation in Indian Ocean Region (IOR), India-Maldives Relations along with visits to Unique Identification Authority, Passport Sewa Kendra and Election Commission of India (ECI).

About Special Training Programme

It is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Maldivian counterpart on his visit to Male (Maldives) in June 2019 on ‘Training and Capacity Building Programme’ between India’s National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) and Maldives Civil Service Commission (CSC).

One of the MoUs signed between NCGG and CSC of Maldives envisaged capacity building activities for 1000 Civil Servants of Maldives at National Centre for Good Governance over next 5 years.

PM Modi, during his visit, emphasised India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and assured India’s full support to Maldives in realising its aspirations for broad-based socio-economic development and strengthening of democratic and independent institutions.

MoU on Maldivian Civil Servants training and Capacity Building operationalised

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Maldives on Training and Capacity Building Programme for Maldivian Civil Servants became operational. This comes following discussions between senior officials of National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) from India and Maldives Civil Service Commission at Male (capital of Maldives)

Background

The MoU was signed between National Center for Good Governance, India and the Civil Services Commission of Maldives during official state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2019. It had envisaged capacity building activities for 1000 Civil Servants of Maldives at NCGG, India over the next 5 years.

Under, NCGG was designated nodal institution for designing customised training modules and its implementation taking into account requirements of Maldives’s Civil Service Commission.

The subject matter of training programs includes public administration, public policy and governance, e-governance and service delivery, information technology, urban development and planning, ethics in administration and challenges in implementation of SDGs.

PM Modi’s visit to Maldives

It was his first foreign visit after assuming office for second term. He had emphasised India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and assured India’s full support to Maldives in realising its aspirations for broad based socio-economic development and strengthening of democratic and independent institutions.