PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS
CAPAM REGIONAL CENTRE – INDIA
of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of
Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances), Government of India would
be hosting a meeting of Public Service Training Institutes in the
Commonwealth in the form of a high level Seminar on Networking of the
Institutes, from 4-5 October, 2005, in New Delhi.
aim of the meeting is to enable schools of public administration
responsible for in-career training of civil servants, keep abreast of
best practices and trends in training and knowledge development by
beginning a discourse on improving the quality of training imparted to
public administrators. In order to evolve a mechanism to facilitate an
ongoing relationship among these institutions across the Commonwealth
that would enable them to build upon each others experience, the above
meeting proposes to bring together Commonwealth schools of public
administration and management to establish a network and to explore
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (D/o AR& PG) is
playing a key role in facilitating the Strategic Plan 2005-07 developed
by CAPAM which intends to establish CAPAM as a `Center of Expertise’ in
governance, public administration and public sector reform; as a `Center
of Knowledge’ and as a `Network of Practitioners’ contributing to
discourse amongst professional administrators.
Network of Public Service Training Institutions in India has been
proposed by Training Division, Department of Personnel and Training,
Government of India that would provide opportunities for courses and
training programmes to be developed for CAPAM members in specific
areas of governance. It could also provide a web-based learning and
resource network online. The linkages among the training institutions in
India will be useful for sharing training material, disseminating
research findings, running distance-learning courses etc. This will
further enhance the quality of capacity building efforts of the
participating institutions. The proposed network of resource
centers in India would act as the Regional Center of CAPAM.
select institutions from India who have shown interest are
participating in the network of Commonwealth public service training
institutes. The Institutes have identified major areas of
focus/interest in which they can design suitable training programmes to
meet the requirements of Commonwealth countries. They are
equipped with necessary infrastructure, including training material,
faculty available for hosting courses. CAPAM members may get in touch
with the respective institutes to avail of their services.
network of resource centers in India could disseminate CAPAM documents
and material concerning excellence in public sector administration and
management. They can contribute in enrichment of Practice Knowledge
Centre – the `Knowledge Bank’ of CAPAM – containing collection of
material and publications from CAPAM affiliates and institutional
CAPAM members could access a similar `Knowledge Bank’ to be developed
and maintained by the participating training institutions in India and
also to the digital repository of best practices – Governance Knowledge
Centre - available with the Ministry of Personnel, Government of India.
The primary objective of the `Knowledge Bank/Digital Repository’ is to
provide knowledge resources and reference that would help the members
and Commonwealth public service training institutions comprehend,
disseminate, share and augment their knowledge in the area of governance
and public sector management.
8. The concerned training institutes in India could offer customized
programmes, region specific programmes/workshops and generic programmes
for the CAPAM members and also offer distance learning opportunities.
They could also offer consultancy services to the members as well.
9. The Training Division, Department
of Personnel and Training, Government of India would be the nodal agency
for the network of public service training institutions in India/CAPAM