26 September 2023

INDIA: Keeping PS ‘on path of righteousness’

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The Capacity Building Commission of India is to publish the country’s first Annual Health of Civil Services Report later this year.

Preparing for the release, the Commission said the report would take “a deeper look at the performance of the Indian Civil Service and how Mission Karmayogi is impacting capacity building in the sector”.

Launched in 2020, Mission Karmayogi is the national plan for Public Service reform which has the ultimate aim of building capacity and creating better governance.

Announcing plans for the report, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh said the concept of good governance dated from the nation’s ancient literature.

“It has been seen as a comprehensive pathway to achieving the ideal state of public administration that must be competitive, efficient, cost-effective and accountable,” Mr Singh (pictured) said.

“For a Civil Servant following the path of Dharma (righteousness) and supporting it with good Karma will lead to administrative excellence.”

He said public officials today were facing increasing pressures to deliver better services with fewer resources, which required, among other things, an investment in capacity building.

“Civil Servants working for a new and better India need to keep pace with these constant and evolving changes,” Mr Singh said.

“It is my hope that Mission Karmayogi will be a key enabler in continuously augmenting and enhancing delivery.

“Over time it will be able to support achieving the goal of a $5 trillion economy set by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi,” the Minister said.

New Delhi, 28 February 2022

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