Foreign training for bureaucrats continue to be suspended: Personnel Ministry

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New Delhi, Apr 5 (PTI) The Centre has decided that foreign training of bureaucrats will continue to be suspended 'until further orders'.

The Personnel Ministry had in June last year said that there won't be any foreign training during 2020-21 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), cadre controlling authorities (ministries concerned) and central training institutes conduct foreign training or have international component as part of the overall training programme for civil servants.

Mentioning its June 2020 order, the ministry said it was informed that due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and keeping in view the consequent safety measures etc., no foreign training shall be conducted during the financial year 2020-21.

'In this regard, all Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) and Central Training Institutes (CTls) are informed that no foreign training shall be conducted until further orders,” the ministry said in its order dated April 1.

However, under exceptional circumstances, if it is felt necessary to conduct any foreign training, prior approval of the DoPT may be obtained, it said.

Over Rs 257 crore had been allocated to the Personnel Ministry for 2021-22 for domestic and foreign training of bureaucrats and augmenting necessary infrastructure, according to the Budget. PTI AKV AKV AAR AAR