NCGG Current Affairs - 2019

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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.

India to train 1,000 civil servants of Maldives over next 5 years

India’s leading civil services training institution, National Center for Good Governance (NCGG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maldives Civil Services Commission for capacity building (training) of 1,000 civil servants of Maldives over next five years. This agreement was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Male (Maldives capital).

Key Highlights

  • Background: In April 2019, NCGG had trained 28 Maldives civil servants, thus this successful engagement encouraged two countries to enter into an agreement and take their capacity building collaboration forward. Other than Maldives, NCCG had also successfully conducted training programmes for civil servants of Bangladesh, Myanmar and Gambia.
  • Expenses: All expenses of training programme will be borne by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
  • Nodal Agency: As per the MoU, NCGG will be nodal institution for designing and implementation of customised training modules that will be undertaken during training, and it must take into account all requirements of Maldives Civil Services Commission.
  • Training Areas: The training programme areas will include: public policy and governance, public administration, information technology (IT), e-governance and service delivery, agro-based practices, best practices in fisheries in coastal areas, urban development and planning, self-help group (SHG) initiatives, ethics in administration and challenges in implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Selection: Maldives will nominate suitable civil servants in senior/executive/middle management levels as per the agreed timelines.
  • Civil Services Training Institute, a subsidiary of Maldives Civil Services Commission, will get the required assistance from NCGG, for developing training programmes and materials and also for organising exchange of experts as needed by Commission.