The DAR&PG is implementing the DFID funded Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction (CBPR) Programme. The intent of the programme is to promote and support improvements in Public Administration for improving the service delivery to the poor. It supports the evolving governance and fiscal reforms agenda and the state level initiatives to promote and achieve reforms at the cutting edge at the point of delivery. As a part of the CBPR Programme, Department has decided to initiate a proposal for training of officers posted in various levels in Ministries/Departments. It has been decided to get the Orientation Training programme done in close coordination amongst ISTM, CS Division- DoPT, DAR&PG and the line Ministry. The DFID project on Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction is being implemented by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. One of the initiatives relating to capacity building through training for improved service delivery is being implemented by the Training Division, Department of Personnel and Training. The project aims at enhancing the capacity of government departments to deliver effective citizen services by ensuring that all those engaged in service delivery in a specific sector and geographical area are suitably trained.

Initially, the project was taken up in a few states and consisted of pilots in select districts and sectors in the first year. Based on the experience of the pilot projects replicable and scaleable models have been developed for imparting large-scale training in an effective manner. The lessons learnt and the achievements made so far have been documented and released in the Phase- II report. Last year the project was extended to all the States and hence all the states started implementing the project activities through their respective State Administrative Training Institutes


The fourth Civil Services Day is held on April 21, in New Delhi. Recently Vice President also released a book on Innovations in Administration titled BYOB- Bringing Your Own also compiled by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. The book covers various casino in Idaho innovations successfully tried out by different Ministries/Departments, State/UT administrations, national and international organizations. Secretaries to Government of India, Chief Secretaries and Heads of other Services and various Central Services participated in the day-long deliberations.


The Prime Minister announced during the National Conference of District Collectors in May, 2005, the institution of awards for Excellence in Public Administration. Accordingly, the Department has formulated an Award Scheme titled “Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration” during the financial year 2005-06 for the recognition of the meritorious and outstanding contribution made by Civil Servants in the following areas:

  • Implementation of innovative schemes/projects
  • Bringing about perceptible systemic changes and building up institutions
  • Making public delivery systems efficient and corruption free
  • Showing innovation and adaptation to meet the stake-holders’ requirements
  • Extraordinary performance in emergent situations like floods, earthquakes etc; and
  • Setting high standards of services and continued improvement, showing high leadership qualities and improving employee motivation etc

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