The Annual Capacity Building Plan for civil servants of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, in the presence of Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, who participated virtually. This plan aims to enhance the skills and capabilities of the civil servants working in the ministry.
Capacity Building Plans are compared to “Highways” because they facilitate focused output from a competent workforce. They also create a work culture within the organization where individuals work together as a streamlined team, sharing common goals and vision.
During the launch, Dr. Mandaviya emphasized the inspiration provided by the Honorable Prime Minister’s Mission Karmayogi, which aims to enhance the capacities of civil servants across various government organizations. He highlighted that India has immense potential and the key is to harness that potential to achieve the desired outcomes. The minister appreciated the dedicated efforts of all stakeholders and emphasized the importance of renovating and revitalizing the government’s capacity-building system.
Capacity-building exercises are crucial in transitioning organizations from a rules-based working culture to a role-based one. This shift enables a more efficient and effective environment where the focus is on increasing the quality of output. By prioritizing capacity building, the civil service machinery can be further strengthened, leading to better outcomes for the benefit of the nation.
The Annual Capacity Building Plan (ACBP)
The Annual Capacity Building Plan (ACBP) is a strategic document designed to enhance the capacities of individuals and ministries/departments/Organizations (MDOs). The plan has been developed through collaboration and consultation with various stakeholders, including the Capacity Building Commission and the Mission Karmayogi Cell of the Health Ministry. A thorough Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) was conducted to formulate this plan
Empowering Individuals and Organizations
During the launch, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, stressed the importance of training institutions to improve their own capacity before imparting knowledge to others. He emphasized that enhanced capacity empowers individuals, instills self-confidence, and leads to better results.
Vital Role in Health Services
Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, highlighted the crucial role played by civil services personnel in delivering essential health services to the people. Their contribution is particularly vital in ensuring that these services reach every citizen.
Roadmap for Capacity Building
Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary of the Health Ministry, outlined the roadmap for implementing the plan and urged training institutions to assume leadership in its execution. He emphasized that the vision behind this initiative is to enhance the skills and capacities of officials in alignment with the requirements of different departments within the Ministry. The plan also aims to create a network of training institutions that collaborate to impart skills and training to officials. It remains open to refinement and modifications as needed.
Making Capacity Building Interesting
Shri Adil Zenulbhai, Chairman of the Capacity Building Commission, emphasized that the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister is not to merely push civil servants for capacity building, but to make it an interesting and engaging process that draws individuals towards unlocking their full potential. The Capacity Building Plan focuses on practical approaches to improve work quality and foster a culture of lifelong learning among civil servants.
The Annual Capacity Building Plan is rooted in the philosophy of establishing an ecosystem of competency-driven training and human resource management. It aims to systematically develop domain competencies (related to knowledge and expertise), behavioral competencies (related to behavior and soft skills), and functional competencies (related to specific functions within divisions) among civil servants.
Mission Karmayogi and the Capacity Building Commission
The Annual Capacity Building Plan is part of the broader framework of “Mission Karmayogi” or the “National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB).” This initiative, launched by the government in September 2020, aims to develop a new generation of competent, technologically adept, and future-ready civil servants. Under this program, a Capacity Building Commission (CBC) has been established to supervise civil services training institutions and develop Capacity Building Plans (CBPs) for various ministries and departments, including the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Building Competencies for the Future
The Annual Capacity Building Plan includes an annual training plan and a comprehensive calendar of training activities to be conducted by leading training institutions selected by the MDO. This collaborative effort aims to enhance competencies and equip civil servants with the skills required to meet the challenges of the future.
By implementing the Annual Capacity Building Plan, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare aims to create a culture of continuous learning and development among civil servants, ultimately leading to improved service delivery and outcomes in the health sector.
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