Clearly, the government feels there is a lot to learn from Chinas successes in areas like SEZs, manufacturing, urban planning, industry and economy, a lot of which is relevant to contemporary India. Another primary objective of the programme is to help develop the next level of competency before the officers are promoted to higher positions. Phase IV training is expected to be held between April 23 and June 15, 2007.
Mid-career training programmes for IAS officers at three different levels in their service have now been made mandatory. Minister of state for personnel, public grievances & pensions Suresh Pachouri told the Rajya Sabha recently that these training programmes would be a necessary but not sufficient condition for promotion.
The officers are all going to China for blood transfusion. This is a part of the modernisation process of the civil services, a step to reform as well as update public servants. Good governance can be brought about only if the people in the planning and execution departments are well-versed in the global scenario, a source told FE.
The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA and IIM, Bangalore are reportedly conducting the training programme at Mussoorie.