Improved productivity in Public Governance, through focus on “Ethics”, “Institutional Ethics” and “Inner Governance”, is the USP and the theme of all programs and activities of ICCfG and the theme of all the training progrmmes conducted by IC Centre for Governance. Our Training Programmes help and facilitate a work-place environment where people are inspired to give their best.
The activity which has given maximum visibility to the Centre is the development and conduct of 5 days, 3 days, 2 days and even one day training module on the theme of “Ethics in Public Governance” for public functionaries. This programme was conceptualised jointly by IC Centre for Governance and Initiatives of Change a decade ago and has received extremely positive feedback from participants on a consistent basis.
Since there was convergence in the rationale behind this module and the National Training Policy, the DoPT adopted it as a useful training tool for serving IAS officers. Since then, over 350 IAS, 300 IRTS Probationers, over 1000 officers of Muncipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and nearly 300 State Government officers have been exposed to this programme. In 2012-2013, DoPT requested the Centre to train the trainers of ATI/CTIs, so that the reach of this powerful tool for ethical leadership could be enhanced to middle-level officers of the State Governments as well as Central Service officers.
The most encouraging feature of this programme is that a number of participants on return to their workplace approach us to provide exposure of this training package to middle and lower level managers in their respective organizations and have reported a useful impact on them. This trickle-down effect has been extremely gratifying.
The programme on ‘Ethics in Public Service’ has also been conducted for Central Public-Sector Enterprises like Coal India Ltd., Steel Authority of India, Power Grid, ONGC etc. So far, we have trained 400 officers from PSUs.
The Centre has also conducted programmes of Training of Trainers (ToT) for organizations keen in furthering performance of their employees. Recently, Coal India Limited got around 40 senior executives trained as trainers. Coal India has also formulated a comprehensive schedule of teaching ‘Ethics in Public Service’ to the staff members of their subsidiary companies.
We have also conducted programmes for State Government officers of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Meghalaya. The feedback from the participants has been consistently very positive. DoPT has increased the number of slots for serving IAS officers based on the feedback.
We have also successfully completed Training of Trainers’ (TOT) Programme for Faculty of 29 ATIs in the country and also provided hand-holding support to 4 ATIs in conducting the programme designed by us. Most of our programmes are conducted at our Training Centre at Panchgani. We have also organized trainings in at the Indian Institute of Coal Management (IICM) for Coal India, Management Training Institute (MTI) for SAIL and at the Power Management Institute (PMI) for NTPC.