In-Service Training Programme
In response to the DoPT circular dated 29 April 2021 inviting proposals for In-Service Training Programme (IST) for officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme, Officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS), and Officers of Central Secretariat Stenographer Services (CSSS) (DS/Sr. PPS and above level), Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) has designed 28 proposals for one week and 8 proposals for 3-5 days. The proposals are designed keeping in view the topics listed in the invitation letter. Each proposal is designed with the thematic area, core competence, work schedule, specific skills to be instilled, administrative and technical skills, and the distinctiveness of the course curriculum. By emphasizing practice-relevant skills designed in a competency framework, the programmes help address competency gaps of the government employees. At the end of the proposed trainings, the target groups would be well-equipped with project management skills, problem-solving techniques, visualize rapid adaption mechanisms to combat unforeseen critical gaps, and develop a holistic understanding of organizational culture without shaking the silos that the officers would have lived with. The information drawn from common quarters is embedded with the sociology of society and the economic drivers of the market that can bring a synthetic amalgamation in powerful and informative ways to make sense of governance challenges and take appropriate action thereon.
- In-Service Training (IST) programmes are designed to integrate changes that are taking place in the governance. The programmes are superlatively bestowed with smart contents derived from the past training programmes conducted by the Institute. The programmes provide a unique platform where officers can interact and update the fundamental skill-sets required to attain excellence in governance.
- The IST proposals have been designed keeping in view the operational guidelines of the ‘National Training Policy 2012’ of the DoPT to equip officers with the competency required for their job roles. The tripartite competencies infused under the programmes are knowledge, skills and behaviour, which are contingent upon the individual for effectively performing the functions of a post. Competencies integrated into the programmes are core skills that civil servants would need to possess with different levels of proficiency for different functions.
- To ensure efficiency, efficacy, & effectiveness (EEE) in governance, the programmes are designed to focus more on role-based functions in sharp contrast to rule-based articulations.
- The training proposals have been prepared after gauging the required domain, functional, and behavioural competencies of the target groups. After the training, the officers will experience improvement in customer orientation as well as the quality of service delivery to the citizens.
- The methodologies employed in the IST programmes would consist of lecture, guided reading, case studies, discussions, experience sharing, fishbowl, etc. The instruments used under the programmes would be power points, videos, reading materials, quizzes, and other effective tools facilitating easy learning of the contents. The roles, activities, and competencies would be prioritized in each training programme.
- To deliver the IST programmes, the resource pack includes both internal and external experts. The faculty of IIPA enjoy an acclaimed reputation in competency building that the trainees can benefit from. The external experts with proven track records in governance are readily available to address the target group.
- To keep the contents of the IST programmes abreast of the latest trend and fit-in-with the organizational needs, the tailored programmes have been articulated by taking into account the insights from scheme assessments, case studies, webinars, available literature on the subject and expert reviews.
- After the training, the officers would be able to identify the missing links in their role-sets help them to take corrective measures quickly, gear up improved qualitative supports to their colleagues and achieve better results, culminating in the promotion of good governance.