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courses that get government funding. One of the courses is about 21st century leadership amid chaos, conflict and courage, something senior bureaucracy in India needs to inculcate. Those belonging to IAS, Central Secretariat Service and other Group ‘A’ services officers who are holding posts on deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme, are eligible to apply.
The government in a letter dated May 3, 2013 made it clear that preference would be given to suitable officers belonging to the SC or ST category, women officers, and officers working in North-East states and Jammu and Kashmir cadre. The officers have to file the application online by logging into the DoPT website.
Here are the four courses at the Harvard
a) Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results (August 25-30, 2013)
b) Leadership for 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage (September 8-13, 2013)
c) Creating Collaborative Solutions: Innovations in Governance (October 20-25, 2013)
d) Leadership in Decision Making: Optimizing Organizational Performance (November 17-22, 2013)
The training division of DoPT has sent letters to all chief secretaries of state governments and UTs, and to secretaries of all the ministries and departments of government of India to nominate the suitable candidates. The last date of application is May 31, 2013.
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