Karmayogi Scheme

Capacity building and Skill development of Civil Servants across the country

On September 2, 2020, the cabinet gave its nod to Mission Karmayogi. This Karmayogi scheme is mainly for full-fledged development of civil servants. It is a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building. Karmayogi scheme will be the biggest Human Resources Development programme of the government thereby enabling the civil servants to meet the challenges and requirements of the current scenario.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Karmayogi scheme
Scheme by:Central Government
Announced by:Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar
Main Beneficiaries:Civil Servants across the country
Benefit:Training and e-learning for development
Major Objective:Capacity building and Skill development of Civil Servants across the country
Total Outlay:Rs. 510.86 crores for 5 years

list of scheme lunched by Central Government

Scheme Objectives:

  • The main objective of the scheme is capacity building of civil servants making them ready for the challenges ahead.
  • It aims to focus on the role-based system rather than rule-based system.
  • This scheme mainly aims to develop the right attitude, skills and competencies for making the civil servants future ready

Scheme Benefits:

  • This scheme will provide training to the civil servants for overall skill development
  • This scheme will help implement the qualities like being innovative, imaginative, polite, professional, goal driven and technically sound
  • It will shape the civil servants in accordance with the vision of New India and help them learn the best practices available all over the world.
  • On site learning, off site learning and e-learning will be focused through this scheme thereby making the civil servant competent on all fronts.

Framework and Functioning of the scheme:

  • The institutional framework will consist of Prime Minister’s HR Council, Capacity Building Commission, SPV, Technological platform for training and Coordination unit headed by Cabinet Secretary
  • Public HR Council will consist of selected Union Ministers, CMs, eminent public HR practitioners, thinkers, global thought leaders and public service functionaries.
  • The council will provide directions and norms for overall capacity building process throughout.
  • Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will manage the content and market place
  • Capacity Building Commission will be set up for imparting training standards
  • The commission will have shared faculty and resources
  • It will supervise all the training institutions in the country
  • The scheme will have 2 options – Self Driven and Guided
  • In self driven the officers will get to select the field of interest for training and development and in Guided, the officers will be provided with the training as suitable for their daily work
  • More focus will be emphasized on, on site learning, off site learning and e-learning for creating common learning system

Key Points:

  • Mission Karmayogi is mainly for skill development and overall capacity building of the civil servants
  • The decision to launch Karmayogi scheme was passed in the cabinet meeting
  • Union Minister Prashant Javadekar announced the scheme and Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training, C. Chandramouli elaborated the scheme details
  • Total expenditure planned for the scheme is Rs. 510.86 crores for a period of 5 years from 2020-21 to 2024-25
  • Total 46 lakh employees are planned to be covered under the scheme
  • It will help the overall growth and development of the personality of the civil servants
  • Union Minister said it will be the biggest HRD programme of the government till date.


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