Malé, Maldives – On 24 Feb 2022, a sending-off ceremony was organised at Maldives’ Civil Services Commission for the 9th batch of 56 Maldivian Civil Servants who are visiting the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), New Delhi and Mussoorie to attend NCGG’s customised “Capacity Building Programme in Field of Administration for Civil Servants of Maldives.”
This program is to be held from 28 Feb to 11 March 2022. The capacity building programme has been organised under the MoU on Civil Services between Civil Services Commission (CSC) and NCGG, which was signed during PM’s State Visit in June 2019.
High Commissioner attended the ceremony along with President, other members & officials of CSC.
President CSC in his address emphasised the benefit of such programmes to ensure inspired civil servants with an innovative approach to governance. He encouraged the participants to take full benefit of the opportunity and learn by sharing experiences with Indian civil servants.
High Commissioner in his remarks mentioned the training & capacity building as a key pillar of India Maldives partnership. He appreciated the fact that there is participation from various Ministries, local councils, health & educational institutions, etc as well as a good representation of women. He observed that participation from local councils shall contribute to the decentralisation efforts of the Govt of Maldives.
To date, 8 batches of approximately 220 Civil Servants have been trained under the MoU. The number of participants will surpass 300 with this 9th batch.
More training programmes have been planned by NCGG in 2022-23 to achieve the target of capacity building of 1000 Maldivian civil servants in 5 years tenure of MoU.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic impacted physical training, various virtual training sessions have been offered by NCGG to Maldivian Civil Servants. In February 2021, NCGG organized a 2-day, “India-Maldives Virtual workshop on Good Governance Practices in a Pandemic” which was virtually attended by around 800 Maldivian Civil Servants from different organizations.