New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Central government employees do not need permission to pursue courses on an online platform of Mission Karmayogi, aimed at fostering their capacity building, the Personnel Ministry has said.
The clarification comes after it noticed that provisions contained in earlier official directives were being interpreted to mean that government servants in the ministries/departments/other organisations (MDOs) are required to seek permission to enrol for and consume courses available on iGoT (integrated government online training) Karmayogi platform .
In an order, it said those directives "do not apply to online courses intended to be pursued by government servants on iGoT Karmayogi".
The Government of India is implementing a flagship programme -- the National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) or Mission Karmayogi -- to foster capacity building of the civil services for addressing the changing needs and aspirations of the citizens.
"Central to the programme is competency-driven capacity building approach enabled through the comprehensive online platform - iGOT Karmayogi," said the order issued to all central government departments and ministries.
The iGoT Karmayogi platform intends to harmonise the institutional and individual competency needs and democratise anytime, anywhere learning, it said, adding that all the ministries/departments are requested to bring this clarification to the notice of all concerned under their administrative control. PTI AKV CK