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Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, emphasized the significance of Capacity Building Plans in promoting focused output by a competent workforce and fostering a work culture within organizations. These plans act as "highways" for individuals to collaborate as a team with common goals and vision.
Dr. Mandaviya made these remarks during the launch of the Annual Capacity Building Plan for civil servants of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The event was attended by Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, who joined virtually.
Dr. Mandaviya recalled the inspiration provided by the Honorable Prime Minister during the launch of Mission Karmayogi, which aims to enhance the capabilities of civil servants across various government organizations. He emphasized that India has immense potential, and the key is to harness that potential to achieve the desired outcomes.
The Union Health Minister commended the dedicated efforts of all stakeholders and stressed the need to renovate and revitalize the government’s capacity building system. This initiative is envisioned as a means to strengthen the civil service machinery. Highlighting the importance of capacity building, he emphasized that the focus should always be on improving the quality of output.
About the Annual Capacity Building Plan (ACBP): Mission Karmayogi
The Annual Capacity Building Plan (ACBP) is a comprehensive strategy plan meant to aid in the growth and improvement of individuals' and Ministries/Departments/Organizations' (MDOs') skills and capacities. The plan has been created by the Capacity Building Commission in close collaboration and consultation with the Mission Karmayogi Cell of the Health Ministry, all divisions within the department, and following a thorough Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
The Union Minister urged training institutions to focus on enhancing their own capacity building efforts before imparting knowledge to others. He also emphasized that by improving their capacity, individuals can gain self-confidence and achieve better outcomes. Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar emphasized that while all civil services personnel play a crucial role in delivering important services to the public, their involvement in health services is particularly vital to ensure that essential health services reach every citizen, especially those who need them the most.
Mission Karmayogi: Strategy of Implementation
Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary of the Health Ministry, detailed the ministry's approach and encouraged training institutes to take the lead in putting it into action. He emphasised that the goal of this programme is to improve officials' skills and competencies in accordance with the specific needs of various divisions within the ministry. He expressed that the plan aims to ensure that the numerous training institutions across the country don’t operate independently but instead function as a network to provide skills and training to officials. He also acknowledged that the plan is open to refinement and modifications as necessary.
Mission Karmayogi: Goals
• The ACBP is founded on the principle of establishing a network of “competency-driven training and human resource management.”
• It aims to cultivate a new generation of technologically adept, capable, empathetic, and future-ready government officials.
• To attain this goal, the government launched 'Mission Karmayogi,' also known as the 'National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB),' in September 2020.
• As part of this program, a Capacity Building Commission (CBC) was established to oversee the training institutions for civil services and develop Capacity Building Plans (CBPs) for various ministries and departments, including the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Mission Karmayogi: Benefits
• The Annual Capacity Building Plan outlines a structured approach to enhance civil servants’ competencies.
• This involves the acquisition of domain competences, which entail knowledge and expertise in certain sectors, divisions, and focus areas. It also emphasises behavioural competencies, which include desired behaviours and soft skills, as well as functional competencies, which pertain to the operational components of various divisions.
• The ACBP comprises an annual training plan and a general schedule of activities to be conducted by selected leading training institutions chosen by the Ministry of Defense.
Mission Karmayogi: Vision
The Chairman of the Capacity Building Commission, Shri Adil Zenulbhai, noted that the Hon'ble Prime Minister's objective is not to force civil workers into capacity building, but to make it appealing enough to draw individuals to develop their best abilities. He emphasized that the Capacity Building Plan is a practical approach that will enhance the quality of work and encourage civil servants to embrace lifelong learning.
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