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Non-IAS to head MCTP program at LBSNAA

By IndianMandarins- 20 Aug 2021
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New Delhi (20.08.2021): In a major shift from the conventional approach and for the first time to rub shoulders with their IAS counterparts for a week-long Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) under PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Mission Karmayogi’ plan, a non-IAS serving officer will head to the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie this October. The first common MCTP program will run at LBSNAA from October 25-31. The government has invited nominations from officers.

Only IAS officers went to LBSNAA for an MCTP session at three different stages of service so far while IPS officers headed for the same to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad. This is a major shift from the current practice under ‘Mission Karmayogi’.

This course will bring together serving officers of the All-India Services (IAS, IPS, and IFoS) and other Central Group ‘A’ services officers from the 2000 and 2001 batch of the Civil Services. This will include officers from the 45 Central Group ‘A’ Services, including the Indian Revenue Service, Indian Audit and Accounts Service, and the Central Secretariat Service.

The Department of Personnel and Training has said in a letter about the new common MCTP course, “This will help in better coordination amongst the personnel of various civil services fostering intra-departmental and inter-departmental coordination during the MCTP.”

Officers have been asked to specify sectors of work experience acquired in their service so far and cite the sectors of work they are interested in for future assignments for nominations.

Around two years ago, the Foundation Course at LBSNAA, which was confined till then to a few All-India Services (AIS) officers, was enlarged and converted into a common foundation course for other services as well including the Central Group ‘A’ Services. The valedictory phase of the training course has since been conducted at Gujarat in the premises of the statue of Sardar Patel and is attended by the Prime Minister.

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