14th edition of the ‘Secretariat Reforms’ report

Jun 24, 2024

Current Affair 1:


Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) under Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions published the 14th edition of the monthly report on “Secretariat Reforms” for May 2024 with detailed analysis under 3 initiatives

  1. Increasing Efficiency in Decision Making
  2. Swachhta Campaign
  3. Reducing Pendency to Minimum Levels.

But here I want you to learn more regarding function of DARPG:

  1. The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions acts as the formulator of policies pertaining to recruitment, regulation of service conditions, and deputation of personnel besides advising all organizations of the Central Government on issues pertaining to personnel management.
  2. To achieve the objective of upliftment and welfare of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Persons with Disabilities and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS); the Department frames policies to provide reservation to these groups in various Central Government services and for monitoring its implementation.
  3. This Department is responsible for the management of the cadres of All India Services (AIS) (IAS, IPS, and IFoS) and all three Secretariat Services namely Central Secretariat Services (CSS), Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Services (CSSS) and Central Secretariat Clerical Services (CSCS).
  4. The Department deals with appointments at the senior level and personnel policies of the Government of India. All proposals for senior appointments under the Government of India, which require the approval of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), are processed by the Department.
  5. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussourie, Uttarakhand and Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM), New Delhi are two premier training institutions, attached to this Department. These institutions cater to the needs of human resource development by imparting training to all officers of Central Government and AIS at regular intervals for their career progression.


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