1,800 Bangladeshi civil servants will be trained in India by 2025


New Delhi: As many as 1,800 Bangladeshi civil servants will be trained in India by 2025, the Ministry of Personnel said in a statement on Tuesday.

The two-week 53rd Field Governance Capacity Building Program for Bangladesh Civil Servants was inaugurated on Tuesday at the National Center for Good Governance (NCGG) in Mussoorie.

Before 2019, 1,500 Bangladeshi civil servants have been trained at NCGG, the statement said.

“Following the successful completion of Phase-I, capacity building of 1,800 civil servants in Bangladesh has been initiated and is scheduled to be completed by 2025,” the statement said.

This is the only institute in the country which has trained 1,727 field level officers of Bangladesh Civil Service like Deputy Commissioners, Upa-Zila Nirbhai Officers/SDMs and other Deputy Commissioners.

It also provided training to all the then active Deputy Commissioners of Bangladesh.

“It has been a decade since the launch of capacity building programs and hence many trainee officers have reached the level of Additional Secretary and Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, resulting in synergy in governance between the two countries,” the ministry said.

NCGG was established by the Government of India in 2014 as the country’s premier institution.

The program focuses on good governance, policy reforms, training and capacity building, as well as acting as a think tank, per HR ministry. It has begun to develop civil servants of several foreign countries in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It has provided training to officials from 15 countries including Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, Seychelles, Gambia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Laos, Vietnam, Bhutan, Myanmar and Cambodia, the statement said, adding that the training was held by participating officials very useful.

The aim of the program is to equip civil servants with cutting-edge knowledge, skills and tools to implement and plan effective public policy in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.

This is expected to lead to good governance and ultimately sustainable development, besides providing a rich cross-country experience so that there is no need to reinvent the wheel, the statement said.

The Center shares the initiatives taken in the country such as e-governance, digital India, universalization of public services, approach to sustainable development goals, use of Aadhar in service delivery, public grievance mechanism and disaster management especially in coastal areas. region among other important areas, it said.

During the program, the participants are also taken to see various development works like Delhi Metro, Smart City, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Central Information Commission, Election Commission of India etc.

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