Training Course

Public Policy

Public Policy

Sponsored by the Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India this proposed one week In-Service Training (IST) Programme on Public Policy (Management/Governance) is designed for Officers of All India Service (lAS, IPS & IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme, officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and officers of Central Secretariat Stenographer Service (CSSS) (DS/Sr. PPS and above level).

It is a unique blended Programme that gives the Officers an exposure to the associated concepts, skills and techniques. The key to sustaining an innovative and successful organization is capacity building based on competencies. As competition increases and globalization offers a mix of opportunities and challenges, the role and importance of policy makers at higher echelon of bureaucracy attain Centre-stage.  Organizations take time to respond to the rapid changes taking place in the global economy. A bureaucrat acts as a catalyst to continually evolve a work culture in the organization that is responsive and sensitive to business and administration. S/he not only has to have a bouquet of necessary skills, but also certain intrinsic traits of personality to handle organizational challenges. This does not come easily, as it requires a great deal of un-learning and re-learning.  Everyone may not be a born leader but each one of us has the necessary potential and requires nurturing in all types of organizations both public and private. This Induction training Programme (ITP) is a transformative five days engagement which creates an optimal learning environment. Officers invest five days to immerse themselves in new ways of thinking to enrich their ability to lead. It also provides an opportunity of peer-group learning. The purpose is to enhance sensibilities, sensitivities and capabilities of the Officers to explore innovative options and choices. The approach to this Programme extends a reflective pause in one’s career. The sessions are designed to be thought-provoking, keeping Officers engaged and eager to apply their learnings within their organizations. They leave having gained new reserves of strategies and personal insights that can be put to use in their respective Departments/Ministries.




The aim of the programme is to enable the participants to develop a broad-perspective and synergy to contribute towards minimum Government and maximum governance.  It seeks to inculcate a mind-set that enhances efficiency, service orientation towards citizens and to strengthen leadership qualities for excellence.


The main objective of the programme is to enable the Officers to enhance their management skills and governance capabilities in the sphere of public policy. This will contribute to their effectiveness at work. It seeks to enable the Officers to:

  1. Develop their views on topical issues of Governance in India;
  2. Analyse the factors that impact application of policies and modalities there on;
  3. Apply analytical skills in decision-making;
  4. Design a framework for good governance; and
  5. Develop interpersonal skills and sensitivity towards the needs of the people.


The programme is uniquely designed on digital platform to help Officers prepare for the challenges and opportunities of a career as they move up the ladder. Upon successful completion of this course, it is expected that they will be endowed with creative thinking to produce innovative solutions to problems, and turnout to be more responsible and effective administrators.


The programme is designed for the officers All India Service (lAS, IPS & IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme, officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and officers of Central Secretariat Stenographer Service (CSSS) (DS/Sr. PPS and above level), as decided by DoPT. The Officers will be selected and nominated by the Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.


The In-service Training (IST) Programme will essentially follow the approach of ‘Watch-Think-Do-Explore’ approach. The course material will have i) video of 10 minutes duration each relevant to topic, ii) PPTs, iii) Quiz questions and iv) online reference/reading material for each session, except those delivered by Guest Speakers. This will be supplemented by management games wherever feasible.

IST will be hosted on iGOT digital platform, be spread over 5 modules in blended mode and will be delivered through online structured interaction, lectures and management games. With due regard to imperatives of ‘Social Distancing’ field visit to Centre of Excellence/proven case of Good Governance/Success Stories will be undertaken to ensure wholesome transfer of knowledge and to develop a need based action plan. Special Focus will be laid on flagship programmes/Schemes of the Central Government. The Officers will be required to present group reports on selected topics at the end of the programme.

Learning Outcome and Impact

On completion of the ITP, officers would be better prepared to:

Behavioural Competencies

  1. Ethics, morals and adaptive leadership
  2. Building effective teams and talent management
  3. Managing self, others and the Organisation
  4. Negotiation and communication
  5. Strategic thinking
  6. Emotional intelligence
  7. Change management
  8. Conflict management

Functional Competencies

  1. Parliamentary and legislative processes
  2. Project/programme management – KPIs and tools
  3. Media management
  4. Data analysis
  5. Budgeting and financial management
  6. Procurement including GFRs, GeM
  7. Economic and financial appraisals

Domain competencies – cross-cutting themes:  This will cover five different themes as outlined below:

  1. Governance
  2. Economic Perspective
  3. Emerging Technologies
  4. India’s Social Challenges
  5. India and her Neighbourhood




Inaugural and Briefing about the IST Prograamme

  1. Ethical Governance with Emphasis on Gandhian and Sardar Patel Thoughts
  2. Policy support for MSMEs



  1. Conflict handling & Change Management
  2. Changing dynamics of public sector: Global and Indian scenario



  1. Doubling of Farmers’ Income
  2. Global and national environmental issues



  1. Globalisation
  2. Rural-urban Nexus: Continuity and Change



Field visit to important organization or public sector body for greater exposure to the government policy implementation




  1. New Emerging Security Threats and Global Cyber Security Index
  2. Data Analytics and Policy making



  1. New Procurement Policy to Boost India’s Self-reliance in Arms
  2. Analytics for Public Administrators : Data Classification for Designing public policy



  1. Challenges in Policy Implementation
  2. India and Indian Diaspora: Images and Perception



  1. India in a Multipolar World
  2. RCEP and India

 Feedback, Award of Certificates and Valediction


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