The Indian government has formed a panel headed by the Cabinet Secretary to monitor the progress of the ambitious Mission Karmayogi. The mission, which was launched in September 2020, aims to transform the capacity-building framework for civil servants and improve their performance and efficiency.
The panel will comprise senior officials from various ministries, including the Department of Personnel and Training, the Department of Expenditure, and the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. The panel’s mandate is to ensure that the mission achieves its objectives and is implemented in a timely and effective manner.
Mission Karmayogi is a flagship program of the government aimed at enabling civil servants to take on new challenges and respond to emerging situations. It seeks to transform the capacity-building framework of the civil services through a technology-driven platform and a comprehensive training program.
The program is based on the principles of “Individual Development Plan” (IDP) and “Annual Performance Appraisal Report” (APAR) and aims to provide every civil servant with an IDP that is linked to their performance appraisal. The program will also provide customized training and capacity-building programs to civil servants based on their individual needs and career aspirations.
The mission is expected to benefit around 4 million government employees, including civil servants, police officers, and public sector employees, and aims to transform their skills and abilities to meet the changing needs of the public and the country.
The Cabinet Secretary-led panel is expected to play a crucial role in the mission’s implementation and monitoring. It will provide guidance and support to the mission’s implementation teams and ensure that the mission is implemented as per the timelines and objectives set by the government.
The panel’s mandate includes reviewing the progress of the mission, identifying areas for improvement, suggesting new initiatives and interventions, and addressing any implementation challenges that may arise during the implementation of the mission.
The government has also set up a digital platform to facilitate the implementation of the mission. The platform will provide a comprehensive database of all civil servants and their performance appraisals and individual development plans. It will also provide training and capacity-building programs and track the progress of the mission.