Capacity Building Programme: NCGG completes capacity building programme for 58th batch of Bangladesh civil servants on public policies, governance, and technology to improve citizen empowerment.
The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) recently completed a capacity building programme for the 58th batch of civil servants from Bangladesh. The program aimed to impart knowledge on public policies, governance, and the use of technology to improve the lives of citizens.
2. Director General’s Address:
During the valedictory address, the Director General of NCGG, Shri Bharat Lal, urged the civil servants to use technology for empowerment, accountability, and public service delivery. He emphasized the importance of redressing public grievances in a time-bound manner and reducing the gap between citizens and the government. Shri Bharat Lal cited examples of technology facilitating efficient public service delivery in India through initiatives like Aadhar and the Jal Jeevan Mission.
3. Importance of Feedback:
The Director General also stressed the importance of building modern infrastructure and maintaining continuous feedback systems. He advised the participants to work closely with people, community-based organizations, self-help groups, and other civil society organizations to develop policies and programs in a participatory manner.
4. Program Design and Feedback:
Officers from Bangladesh appreciated the program’s design and the opportunity to listen and discuss with highly qualified domain experts. Since its inception, NCGG has trained 2,055 civil servants from Bangladesh, in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
5. NCGG’s Mandate and Partnership with MEA:
NCGG is a think tank of the Indian Government established in 2014 to work on public policy, governance, reforms, and capacity building of civil servants in India and other developing countries. In partnership with the MEA, NCGG has imparted training to civil servants of 15 countries. For 2023-24, NCGG has increased its capacity to accommodate a higher number of civil servants from more countries due to a rise in demand.
In conclusion, the completion of the capacity building programme for civil servants of Bangladesh by NCGG highlights the efforts being made to strengthen India’s bilateral relations with developing countries.