An effective government machinery banks upon an efficient and high-performing civil service. Civil services are the bridging link for translating policy decisions into service delivery systems. Today, our civil servants are solving complex problems in an increasingly dynamic, connected and technologically driven world. The Government, acknowledging the need for a dedicated program on Capacity Building of civil servants, launched National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) – Mission Karmayogi in September 2020.
“Mission Karmayogi” – aims to create a competent civil service rooted in Indian ethos, with a shared understanding of India’s priorities, working in harmonization for effective and efficient public service delivery. Envisioned as one of the largest capacity building initiatives in Government anywhere in the world, Mission Karmayogi will aim to transform approximately 1.5 crore government officials across the Centre, the States, and the local bodies.
Core to the overall institutional framework of Mission Karmayogi, the Capacity Building Commission (CBC) is conceived as an independent body with full executive power. It is a three-member Commission, supported by an internal Secretariat headed by a Secretary. Members have been appointed from diverse backgrounds such as private sector, academia, public sector, and civil society. The Commission’s focus is on driving stand harmonisation across public sector learning and development landscape. CBC has been operational since April 2021.