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2019-02-09 22:23:03 BdST

India to impart training to 1,800 Bangladesh civil servants

India will impart training to 1,800 civil servants of Bangladesh at the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), an institute under the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG), over the next six years.

An agreement to this effect was signed between the countries following the 5th meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) here today.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the meeting.

Under the agreement, Bangladesh Civil Servants will be trained in e-Governance and service delivery, public policy and implementation, information technology, decentralization, urban development and planning, ethics in administration and challenges in implementation of SDGs, Indian official sources said.

This is the second time that NCGG would be entering into an MOU for a training program for Bangladesh Civil Servants. Under the first MOU signed 5 years ago, 1500 Bangladesh Civil Servants have already been trained in NCGG.

The participants of the training program will be selected amongst Additional Deputy Commissioners/Additional District Magistrates, Upazila Nirbahi Officers, Deputy Director Local Government, Senior Assistant Secretaries, Senior Assistant Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners (Land) and Officers of equivalent rank in the Ministries from Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) cadre.

The NCGG is planning to conduct 15 training programs in 2019 each of 2 weeks duration. The trainee officers will undergo training at the NCGG Mussoorie centre and in Delhi where they would visit Government of India establishments.

Apart from this, three MoUs were also signed between Bangladesh and India following the JCC meet.

They are- cooperation between AYUSH and the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh in the field of medicinal plants, cooperation between Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and cooperation between Hiranandani Group and Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority to facilitate investments in the Indian Economic Zone in Mongla.

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