In order to get first hand experience from the villages which would ease the formulation and rolling out of rural development and social sector programmes, the Central Government officials are now expected to conduct field visits to the villages as part of their mid-career training.
The Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Sanjay Kothari has said that "going back to their roots" for officers, Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) should invariably include field visits to the villages and attachment with NGOs at their project sites.
The senior bureaucrat was was addressing the Conference of Heads of Administrative Training Institutes (ATIs), Central Training Institutes (CTIs) and Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) and a workshop for Training Managers of Central Ministries and Departments in New Delhi today.
Kothari said that behavioural skills including module on ethics in training programmes should be incorporated. He observed that the prevailing training capacities are inadequate to train all Class 2 and 3 employees in the government.
He said that the Ministry is devising a Management Information System that will include a pool of national trainers and institutes.