Indian Delegates of DARPG Visit Sri Lanka

  • 08 Jul 2024

A 5 member Indian delegation from Department of Administrative Reform and Public Grievances (DARPG) are on an official visit to Sri Lanka from July 7-9, 2024 for bilateral discussions for capacity building programs of Sri Lankan Civil Servants in India.

Key Points

  • The Indian delegation to Sri Lanka is led by the Secretary and Director General of the National Centre for Good Governance, Mr. V. Srinivas.
  • This visit is being conducted on the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
  • The Indian delegation's agenda includes discussions on capacity-building programs for Sri Lankan civil servants and the potential signing of a long-term agreement through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for capacity building initiatives.
  • The discussions will focus on outlining a roadmap for future collaborations and exchanging insights on effective governance practices. The visit also includes an interactive session with NCGG alumni in Sri Lankan Civil Service.

National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)

  • The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) was set up in 2014 by the Government of India as an apex–level autonomous institution under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
  • The Centre traces its origin to the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), which was set up in 1995 by the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA),
  • NCGG deals with a gamut of governance issues from local, state to national levels, across all sectors. The Centre is mandated to work in the areas of governance, policy reforms, capacity building and training of civil servants and technocrats of India and other developing countries. It also works as a think tank.