New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasising on providing regular training to government employees, the Centre has asked all secretaries to start in-house weekly training for employees working under them.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has sought an action taken report from them, for apprising the Prime Minister's Office, in case the training has already been initiated by them.
Citing importance of Knowledge, Skill and Attitude (KSA) in employees for citizen-centric governance, the DoPT had in October last year directed all ministries to hold in-house weekly training "immediately" to help them perform their work efficiently.
"All ministries or departments are again requested to start hourly in-house weekly training and to inform the action taken to this department for apprising the PMO," an order issued by the DoPT said.
Prime Minister Modi had emphasised on providing regular training to government employees during a presentation made by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
The objective of the hour-long in-house weekly training is to provide training to all employees of the ministry or departments on a regular basis without dislocating their work, another DoPT order said.
At present, senior civil servants are exposed to a number of training programmes at different stages such as induction training, mandatory mid-career training, in-service training, etc.
"These trainings are mostly organised service-wise and within services at same level. Perhaps there is no training being imparted at ministry or department level covering all its Group B and C employees on same subject," the order said.
The department would be free to choose training topics as per their requirements and utilise in-house expertise for imparting training.