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Successful Conclusion of the 3rd Capacity Building Program for Senior Civil Servants of Sri Lanka at NCGG

New Delhi: The 3rd Capacity Building Program for senior civil servants from the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka concluded successfully at the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) in New Delhi. The program, attended by 41 senior officials including Assistant Divisional Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries, Deputy Sergeants, and Directors, adds to NCGG’s impressive record of having trained 95 civil servants from Sri Lanka.

Identified by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) as an ‘institution in focus,’ NCGG continues to excel in providing critical training to international civil servants. V. Srinivas, IAS, Secretary, DARPG & DPPW, and DG, NCGG, delivered the valedictory address. He emphasized the transformative role of technology in bridging the gap between citizens and government under the policy of “Maximum Governance-Minimum Government.” Srinivas highlighted India’s strides in Digital Empowerment and Digital Transformation through the Digital India program, designed to help officers learn from India’s exemplary governance models for replication in their own countries.

The program featured insightful group presentations by participants on diverse topics such as Land Acquisition, Public Personnel System for Sri Lanka, Maintaining a High Human Development Index (HDI) in Sri Lanka, and the Post-COVID Tourism Boom in Sri Lanka. Srinivas praised the participants for their thoughtful and analytical presentations.

Dr. A.P. Singh, the course coordinator, highlighted the extensive range of topics covered during the program, which included various aspects of governance, digital transformation, developmental schemes, and sustainable practices. He provided an overview of the field visits to prestigious institutions, including the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun, Cyber Security Cell in Noida, National Institute of Solar Energy, and the International Solar Alliance in Gurugram. Participants also visited District Gautam Budh Nagar, the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, and the iconic Taj Mahal.

The successful completion of the 3rd Capacity Building Program for senior Sri Lankan civil servants underscores the continued collaboration between India and Sri Lanka in the realm of governance and public administration. The training not only enhanced the skills and knowledge of the participants but also strengthened the bilateral ties between the two nations, fostering a spirit of mutual growth and development.

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