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Modi govt plans national university to train IAS, IPS, IRS officers, other civil servants

The proposed National Civil Service University will come under DoPT, and existing civil service training institutes will function under it.

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New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is planning to set up a National Civil Service University (NCSU) that will oversee the training for all IAS, IPS, IRS and other civil services, ThePrint has learnt.

The proposed university is set to follow the classic model of different colleges and departments functioning under one umbrella, and also carry out research in the field of public administration and policy.

The NCSU is to be set up under the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), with existing training institutes such as the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, the National Academy of Direct Taxes, the National Police Academy, the Indian Institute for Public Administration (IIPA) etc under its jurisdiction.

“The idea is that there should be an overarching body which decides the curriculum, and has the bandwidth to understand what changes are needed in training with changing times,” said an official familiar with the plan.

“The move will end the culture of different training institutes working in silos. There will be a definite approach to training, which would be reflected in all the individual institutes,” the official added.

The proposal is expected to be presented to the Modi cabinet during a meeting of the sectoral groups of secretaries. It will underscore the Modi government’s emphasis on training of civil servants, another official said.

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Ties in with proposed DoPT split

As reported by ThePrint earlier, the government is considering splitting up the DoPT, and setting up a separate Department of Training. The DoPT is the coordinating agency for all personnel matters — it looks after recruitment, regulation of service conditions, posting/transfers, deputation and training of civil servants.

The training division is responsible for implementing the National Training Policy, which was adopted in 1996. Its functions include sponsoring training programmes for civil servants, upgrading training infrastructure for government officials across the country, and organising foreign training events for civil servants.

If split from the DoPT, the training department will be responsible for training, evaluation, monitoring and appraisals of all civil servants.

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  1. What ever benefits you drive out from such attempt, all things are get nullified in India due to high corruption. So basically the education what we get failed to inculcate the morale principal and unless it is set at right no amount of training will going to help our administrative system.

  2. The initiative made by Modi government is infact tremendous and the need of the hour with the changing times.

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