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National Centre for Good Governance Initiates Public Policy and Governance Training for Cambodian Civil Servants

National Centre for Good Governance Initiates Public Policy and Governance Training for Cambodian Civil Servants

New Delhi: The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), an autonomous institution under the Government of India, has launched its third training program on Public Policy and Governance for 38 Civil Servants from Cambodia. The two-week program, scheduled from January 8th to January 19th, 2024, aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, emphasizing strengthened bilateral ties and regional cooperation with neighbouring countries.

The inaugural session, chaired by Shri V. Srinivas, Director General (DG) of NCGG & Secretary of the Department of Administrative Reform and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India, highlighted the crucial role of technology in bridging the gap between citizens and the government while enhancing transparency and accountability. Srinivas underscored Prime Minister Modi’s vision of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance,” emphasizing India’s commitment to achieving this mantra.

Addressing the gathering, Srinivas shed light on next-generation administrative reforms, emphasizing the digital transformation of government institutions and its impact on service delivery simplification. He discussed service quality benchmarking, digital infrastructure development, and the success of the central grievance redressal mechanism in reducing pendency and improving service delivery.

Srinivas elaborated on India’s vision for 2047, emphasizing the importance of good governance practices, highlighting awareness programs like the PM Awards, National Civil Services Day, and Good Governance Week as celebrations of unwavering commitment to continuous improvement in governance. He encouraged officers to study successful governance models in India and consider replicating them based on their local needs.

Expressing gratitude, Mr. Kheng Piseth, Deputy Director General of the General Department of Posts, Cambodia, thanked Shri V. Srinivas and the NCGG team for organizing the training program. He expressed optimism that the exposure gained from the program would enable Cambodian Civil Service officers to enhance their services and contribute to achieving good governance.

Dr. B.S Bisht, Associate Professor and course coordinator, provided an overview of the program, which covers a wide range of topics, including Changing Paradigm of Governance, Public Policy and Implementation, Ethics in Administration, Leveraging Technology in Disaster Management, Climate Change, Performance Optimization in Health Sector, Smart and Sustainable Cities, Leadership and Communication, E-Governance, Digital India, Gender and Development, GeM: Bringing Transparency in Government Procurement, Emotional Intelligence for Administrations, and various visits to relevant institutions.

The NCGG, established in 2014, plays a vital role in training civil servants from India and other countries. It has successfully trained officers from various nations, including Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, Gambia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Laos, Vietnam, Bhutan, and Myanmar. Dr. B. S. Bisht, along with Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, co-course coordinator, Sh. Brijesh Bisht, Training Assistant, and the NCGG’s capacity-building team, will supervise and coordinate the third Training Programme on Public Policy and Governance for Cambodian Civil Servants.

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