I - Central Sector Schemes
The activities under the Training Schemes include:-
- Imparting training to all rungs of civil services from the lowest and cutting edge level to the highest in policy making so as to improve the skill, knowledge and attitude of these employees;
- capacity building at the national level for exchange of information on studies and training with other countries;
- Conducting state-wise surveys on the development problems affecting them vis-à-vis their potential for development;
- Capacity building programme for mobilizing support for civil society for various public policy initiatives; and
- re-engineering of various government processes for suggesting improvement in public service delivery and to develop network of reputed management institutions and State ATIs for information sharing and replication of best practices and successful strategies across the country;
- upgradation of infrastructure of State ATIs for improved training facilities.
The scheme includes:-
- Long term training;
- Short term training; and
- Partial support to those who secure admission on their own.
Officers are sent abroad under this Scheme for training on need based considerations, predominantly aiming at drawing lessons from successful cross country experience.
The scheme is intended to upgrade infrastructural facilities at IIPA. IIPA, established in 1954, provides a unique intellectual and physical capacity for training particularly in public policy and administration. In view of the challenging future needs in the sector of capacity building, IIPA will be strengthened on the following lines:
- Upgradation and modernization of existing physical infrastructure to create modern training facilities.
- Augmentation of intellectual infrastructure (data base and knowledge centre and capacity enhancement).
- IT connectivity with videoconference facilities with all its 19 regional branches and 42 local branches to create nationwide network.
The project aims at strengthening the mechanism for improved governance and citizen interface to enable operationalisation of Right to Information through training initiatives
The augmentation of Training Facilities in ISTM and improving of the overall infrastructure of ISTM is to meet the growing training needs, proposed to be carried out by improvement over the existing infrastructure. This includes work related to renovation of Seminar Halls, replacement of furniture in class rooms, refurbishing of Hostel, Library and Administrative Blocks and technological initiatives such as upgradation and digitization of the library, setting up ICT lab etc.
LBSNAA is the venue for the ‘Mid-Career Training for IAS officers’. The infrastructure facilities are proposed to be upgraded to develop the Academy into a lead institute for conducting programme in areas like Gender, Human Rights, Freedom of Information and Ethics and also to develop LBSNAA as a centre of excellence for training members of the higher civil services in the South Asia and East Asia region.
The major components of this Scheme are -
- Upgradation of LBSNAA to a Centre of Excellence
- Setting up of National Centre for Good Governance
- Modernisation of Training Centre of CBI
This scheme is intended for improvement of training facilities in CBI Academy and its Regional Training Centres and modernization in thrust areas like Information Technology, strategic options, re-engineering of process, up-gradation of training system, logistic and support facilities, scientific and forensic support services and human resource management
- CBI e-governance
The scheme includes upgradation of Wide Area Network of CBI branches, replacement of old computers and servers of the CBI branches, purchase of Mobile phone and laptops for IOs, Supervisory Officers etc. so as to equip the field formations with modern equipments in order to fasten the enquiries.
- Construction of CBI HQ Office Building
The construction of a state-of-the-art building is on at CGO complex, New Delhi to house the CBI Head Quarters.
- Purchase of land for CBI Mumbai Branch
This is for purchase of land from the MMRDA, Mumbai for accommodating the CBI Mumbai branch
- Construction of Office Building of Central Information Commission
Efforts are on hand to locate a suitable site to construct a state-of-the-art Headquarters building for the Central Information Commission, to accommodate the full complement of CIC, 10 ICs and the Secretariat.
- Other Plan Schemes of Central Information Commission
The scheme includes the following activities:
- Records management including digitalization of records
- Setting up of Video Conference Studio
- Preparation of Publicity Material on RTI
The Plan Scheme of CVC – “IT enabling core CVC Processes” is an IT project aimed at automation of all office processes in the Commission, as a step towards Paperless Office which forms part of overall long term policy of the Commission.
The Commission has envisaged to re-engineer its Work Flow process to reduce the number of levels and provide transparency into the status position of the issues handled at different levels of its hierarchy, through this Scheme.
II - Centrally Sponsored Schemes
The Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through Effective Implementation of the Right to Information Act” was launched in August 2010. The Goal of the Scheme was to contribute towards more accountable and transparent government. The Purpose of the Scheme was effective implementation of the RTI Act. The scheme aimed to achieve the following Outputs:
- RTI requests are filed by public with ease. The components designed to achieve this were:
- Awareness Generation through Mass media campaign; organisation of workshops, Publication of Guide books etc and innovative awareness generation programmes
- Simplification of processes for filing of RTI Requests and Appeals to central Government Authorities which included setting up of a call centre and portal for filing of RTI requests in GOI offices.
- Setting up of an institutional mechanism for collaborative working with CSOs and Media and included consultation meetings of the National RTI Committee, RTI Fellowships, etc.
- Improvement in quality and speed of disposal of RTI requests and appeals. The components designed to achieve this were:
- Capacity building of PIOs and AAs through training of CPIOs, SPIOs and AAs, online certificate course on RTI, Knowledge management, etc
- Streamlined Processes for receipt, disposal and Monitoring of RTI Requests/Appeals by setting up of RTI Cells in Central Public Authorities.
- Improved Record Management.
- Effective Information Commissions to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Act through capacity building of Central/State Information Commissioners