A two- week Capacity Building Programme (CBP) for Officers of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services inaugurated at NCGG, Mussoorie

38 senior officers are participating in the programme, so far 318 officers have been imparted training by NCGG.

Shri V. Srinivas, DG, NCGG & Secretary DARPG, Government of India inaugurated the program.

He highlighted the digital transformation journey witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir with 1080 e-services being made available on e-Unnat portal.

He further emphasised the growth of Jammu and Kashmir made in recent years for adapting technologies in governance.

The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), an apex-level autonomous institution of the Government of India, commenced the 8th capacity building programme for officers of Jammu & Kashmir Administrative Service for 38 senior officers working under various capacities.

The inaugural session was chaired by Shri V. Srinivas, Director General (DG) of National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) and Secretary, Department of Reform and Public Grievance (DARPG). In his address, V Srinivas said the capacity building programs for J&K AS officers are being undertaken at NCGG under the MOU between NCGG and Government of Jammu & Kashmir and till date 318 officers had attended programs at NCGG. The digital transformation journey witnessed in Jammu & Kashmir had made significant progress with 1080 e-Services being made available on e-Unnat portal. DARPG – Government of J&K collaboration was successful in several areas.

Shri V. Srinivas, emphasized the program’s design, providing officers with a fresh perspective through insights from eminent speakers. He said, “Our training initiative aligns with the evolving governance landscape, focusing on technological advancements that empower citizens, ensure accountability, and bring transparency to daily operations.” He further discussed NCGG’s efforts in training officers nationally and internationally, emphasizing the role of technology in governance and the importance of staying updated for effective governance.

In his closing remarks, Shri V. Srinivas encouraged officers to undertake group work on topics such as the Smart City Programme in Jammu and Kashmir, E-Unnat: Improving Service Delivery in Jammu and Kashmir, Skill India Mission: Youth of Jammu and Kashmir, and E-Office in Jammu and Kashmir. Following the program, officers will present highlights and presentations under these topics.

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Dr. A.P Singh, Course Coordinator and Associate Professor at NCGG,  gave a brief description of the course. The course includes Land acquisition, compensation and rehabilitation: An overview, Approach to achieve sustainable development goals by 2030, Artificial intelligence in Government, Gender and development : policies and practices, Government to governance: new public management, Changing paradigm of governance, Climate Change and its impact on biodiversity: Policies and Global Practices, GeM: Bringing transparency in government procurement, Leveraging technology in disaster governance, Aspirational District Programme, Digital governance and public service delivery, Skill India: policy and practices, Ayushman Bharat: Ensuring Health Security for Citizen, Swamitva: Land record management, Circular Economy, Vigilance administration, Rural sanitation in India, Project Planning, execution and monitoring- Jal Jeevan Mission, Public Finance Management System along with visits of Indian Parliament and PM Sanghralaya.

The entire capacity building program will be supervised by Dr. A.P Singh, Course Coordinator, Dr. Mukesh Bhandari, Associate Course Coordinator, Shri Sanjay Dutt Pant, Programme Assistant, and the dedicated capacity building team of NCGG.

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 It is noteworthy that the National Centre for Good Governance, established in 2014 by the Government of India, has the mandate to train civil servants from India and other countries. Over the years, the centre has successfully trained officers from various countries including    including Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, Gambia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Laos, Vietnam, Bhutan, and Myanmar.