Thursday, November 08, 2012

How DoPT saves some money when “some officers” go abroad for training!

THE Central government officers including senior IAS and other Group “A” officers join public sector enterprises mainly to break career monotony, and also for a better pay package and handsome perks. But does DoPT, the department of personnel and training of Government of India, gain when government officers go on a deputation to Central Public Sector Enterprises? Yes, it does. The DoPT, if not anything else saves a little money in foreign training of officers when they are in deputation in public sector enterprises. Here is an example:
Regarding the two-year-long MA programme in TERI university with 6 to 8 weeks of international exposure, a DoPT circular dated November 5, 2012 made it clear that it would meet the cost of the international component of the programme for the selected officers, except those who are working in public sector enterprises.
“In case of officers belonging to any Group ‘A’ service and working on deputation basis in a PSU, the entire cost (domestic as well as international component) for the programme shall be borne by the concerned PSU in which the officer is working at the time of applying for the programme,” the DoPT circular said.
The post-graduation programme on public policy and sustainable development is designed in such a way that the international component of six to eight weeks at a foreign university is included in the first year of the programme. The officer goes back to the job during the second year while spending some time to improve the dissertation.

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