Mission Karmayogi: Aims & Route – Desh Deshantar – RSTV IAS UPSC

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  • September 18, 2020
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Mission Karmayogi: Aims & Route


Topic: General Studies 2:

  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive 
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications 

In News: One of the biggest bureaucratic reform initiative, the Union Cabinet approved ‘Mission Karmayogi’, a new capacity-building scheme for civil servants aimed at upgrading the post-recruitment training mechanism of the officers and employees at all levels.

Institutional Structure for Mission Karmayogi – – National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB)

  1. PM led Human Resource Council
    • It will also include state Chief Ministers, Union Cabinet ministers and eminent national and global Academicians, thought leaders, Industry leaders
    • This council will approve and review civil service capacity building programmes.
    • Mandate of the Council includes:
    • Apex body driving & providing strategic direction to the Programme
    • Approves & Monitors Civil Service Capacity Building plan 
    • Reviews reports submitted by Capacity Building Commission
  2. Cabinet Secretary Coordination Unit 
    • It comprises of select secretaries and cadre controlling authorities, headed by Cabinet Secretary
    • The primary function of this body is to monitor progress, and execution of plans. 
  3. Capacity Building Commission: It will include experts in related fields and global professionals. The mandate of the commission are: 
    • To prepare annual Capacity building plans and seek approval from PM HR Council
    • Audit human resources available in the government.
    • Harmonize training standards and capacity building
    • Create shared faculty and resources
    • Supervisory role over all Central Training Institutions.
    • Set norms for common mid-career training programs
    • Undertake analysis of data from iGOT-Karmayogi
    • Prepare the Annual HR Report on health of Civil Services and Target Achievements 
  4. Wholly owned Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) 
    • Legal: Company under Section 8 (of Companies Act) with 100% Government ownership
    • Board of Directors: Representing all participating entities of the Programme
    • Revenue Model: Self sustaining – Annual Subscription fee of INR 431 per employee 

Key functions of SPV

  • Own and operate the online Platform, iGOT Karmayogi on behalf of Government
  • Operationalize a robust content ecosystem
  • Manage assessment & certification eco-system
  • Telemetry data based scoring – monitoring and evaluation
  • Feedback assessment – driven by Artificial Intelligence & evolvable and scalable platform
  • Curate & deliver programmes for capacity building of Civil Servants in other countries
  • The SPV will own all Intellectual Property Rights on behalf of the Government of India.

iGOT- Karmayogi platform

  • The Karmyogi Programme will be delivered by setting up an Integrated Government Online Training (iGOT) Karmayogi Platform.
  • iGOT-Karmayogi is a continuous online training platform, which would allow all government servants from assistant secretary to secretary level to undergo continuous training, depending on their domain areas.
  • Courses from international universities will be made available on the platform for officers to take any time
  • The platform is expected to evolve into a vibrant and world-class market place for content where carefully curated and vetted digital e-learning material will be made available. 
  • Besides capacity building, service matters like confirmation after probation period, deployment, work assignment and notification of vacancies etc. would eventually be integrated with the proposed competency framework

Monitoring & Evaluation Framework of the mission

  • Monitoring and evaluation of all users on the basis of Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
  • Users include the individual learner (Civil Servant), the supervisor, the organisation, the peer group, the content creator and the technology service provider
  • Prime Minister’s Dash Board: Real-time reporting of Capacity Building KPIs with Annual Score Cards and Rankings for Departments
  • Capacity Building Plan- Annual Plans submitted by each Department aligned to National ambitions
  • Annual State of Civil Services Report: Consolidated Performance of Civil Services as a whole in a year with focus on achievements & contribution to National Progress
  • Independent Audits: Third Party Audit of Programme, in addition to regular Audit and Quality Assurance by Capacity Building Commission

Merits of the Mission

  • Democratized Civil Service: This is a New National Architecture for Civil Services Capacity Building that will herald into Silo-less Performance. It would help augment the capacities of over two crore officials in India. 
  • Holistic: This is a Comprehensive reform of the capacity building apparatus at individual, institutional and process levels for efficient public service delivery.
  • Competency driven HR Management policy: The mission ensures that right person with right competencies is at the right position
  • Enhanced Accessibility: The mission enables Civil Servants to learn from the best institutions and practices across the world (through marketplace of iGOT platform)
  • Increased Expertise The mission is Knowledge driven and aims at building competencies to transform Civil Servants into leaders and subject matter experts.
  • Better Governance: Capacity of Civil Services plays a vital role in performing core governance functions. The mission will help make Civil Servant more efficient, effective, accountable and responsive to the needs of the citizen 
  • Leads to better Work Culture: The mission organically links the transformation of work culture and strengthening public institutions through adopting modern technology (iGOT Karmayogi platform) which lays emphasis on skills
  • Professional Growth: It helps make available to all civil servants, an opportunity to continuously build and strengthen their Behavioral, Functional and Domain Competencies in their self-driven and mandated learning paths
  • Uniform Approach: The mission will enable a uniform approach in managing and regulating the capacity building ecosystem on collaborative and co-sharing basis.
  • Reduces the cost of training Civil Servants for both Centre & States, due to emphasis given on continuous online learning and shared ecosystem. Expenditure on foreign training will thence be cut down.

Connecting the Dots:

  1. Mission Karmayogi 

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