DOPT : Department of Personnel and Training
Responsibilities of DOPT
ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT AND ITS OTHER ATTACHED OFFICES.
Department of Personnel & Training
The role of the Department of Personnel & Training can be conceptually divided into two parts, In its large nodal role, it acts as the formulator of policy and the watch-dog of the Government ensuring that certain accepted standards and norms, as laid down by it, are followed by all Ministries/Departments, in the recruitment, regulation of service conditions, posting/transfers, deputation of personnel as well as other related issues. Towards this end, guidelines are issued by it for the benefit of all Ministries/Departments and it monitors the implementation of these guidelines. It also advises all organizations of the Central Government on issues of personnel Management. At a more immediate level, the Department has the direct responsibility of being the cadre controlling authority for the IAS and the three Secretariat Services in the Central Secretariat. The Department also operates the Central Staffing Scheme under which suitable officers from All India Services and Group ‘A’ Central Services are selected and then placed in posts at the level of Deputy Secretary/Director and Joint Secretary, on the basis of tenure deputation. The Department also deal with cases of appointment to posts of Chairman, Managing Director, full-time functional Director/Member of the Board of Management of various Public Sector Undertakings/ Enterprises, Corporations, Banks and financial institutions. It also deals with the assignment of Indian experts to various developing countries. It is also responsible for formulation and coordination of training policies for the All India and Central Services and providing support for the capacity building of State Government officials
The two organizations through which the Department ensures recruitment of personnel for the Government are the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).. The former is constituted under a provision of the Constitution and is responsible for conducting examinations for appointment to the higher civil services and civil posts under the Union Government; including recruitment to the All India Services. There is a mandatory provision for consulting the Commission on all matters relating to methods of recruitment, principles to be followed in making promotions and transfers from one service to another and on all disciplinary matters. The SSC is responsible for making recruitment to subordinate staff such as Assistants, Stenographers etc. The office of the UPSC is located in Dholpur House, New Delhi, while that of the Staff Selection Commission is located at the CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Training Division is responsible for coordinating the implementation of National Training Policy which was adopted in April 1996. The Department also sponsors a number of training programmes on a variety of subjects for different categories of Central and State Government employees. Training Division also develops and undertakes capacity building initiatieves under special packages for different levels of State Government officials. Training Division provides assistance for upgradation of the training infrastructure of State Government Training Institutions. It is responsible for the development of resource persons as trainers in different skills of training and maintains a database of trainers. It facilitates the development of training material and also coordinates with Training Institutions all over the country. The Training Division organizes a number of long term training programmes in public policy in leading management institutes in India for the officers of the Central and State Services. The foreign training scheme for the Central and State Government Officers, other than selection, is administered by the Training Division. A new scheme of mandatory Mid-Career Training for IAS officers is also being administered by the Training Division
Two major training institutions directly under the administrative control of the Department are the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussorie and the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM), JNU Campus, New Delhi. The former is mainly responsible for providing induction training to recruits to the Indian Administrative Service and other All India Services and Central Services. The Institute of Secretariat Training and Management provides induction as well as in-service training to members of the Central Secretariat Service. The Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi which is an autonomous organization, is also being funded partly by the Training Division.