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Personnel & Training

Mr. Sanjay Kothari

Secretary's Profile

Past Secretaries:

Mr. S. K. Sarkar


To create an enabling environment for the development and management of Human Resources of the Government for efficient, effective, accountable, responsive and transparent and ethical governance


Attracting the best talent for the Government, providing excellent career-advancement opportunities, encouraging competence and innovation, adopting a dynamic framework of personnel policies and procedures,  ensuring capacity building at all levels, inculcating and supporting a culture of transparency, accountability and zero tolerance of corruption in public affairs, and institutionalizing a system of continuous and constructive engagement with stake-holders to make the public services in India more responsive, effective and efficient.

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The Department of Personnel & Training is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters, specially in respect of issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and staff welfare. The Department has been functioning under the charge of Secretary (Personnel) who is presently assisted by two Special Secretaries, one Additional Secretary, four Joint Secretaries and other supporting officers and staff. Functionally, the Department is presently divided into Ten divisions, each of which is headed by an officer of the level of Joint Secretary or above. 
  1. Ensure improved Personnel Management in Government through accountable and transparent personnel policy
  2. Capacity building of civil servants at all levels
  3. Management of Cadres under administrative control of the Department
  4. Formulation of policy of reservation in Services
  5. Improving transparency and accountability through Right To Information (RTI).
  6. Improving Public Perception of the Government by highlighting the achievements and making an example by taking effective action against delinquents
  7. Incentivising Innovation and recognizing extraordinary performance
  8. Strengthening and Modernization of Central Bureau of Investigation towards improvement of performance
  9. Transparent and efficient process of empanelment, central deputation and appointments in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE)
  10. Implementation of RFD system by RCs
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Improvement through RTI Act Ministries / Departments of the Central and State Governments, CIC and SICs
Effective proactive public disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 and its evaluation by CIC or third
Date     31-1-2014    
    Implementation of online filing of RTI applications and MIS in major PAs Date     31-1-2014    
2. Training of Personnel Ministries / Departments of the Central Government State ATIs/Central ATIs Development and application of module for Competency Based Capacity Building in two Ministries / Departments of Central Govt Date     31-1-2014    
Sensitization of functionaries on issues relating to gender/disability/ minorities for inclusive administration.
Enhanced coverage over time.
No.   25 60 70 80
    Intensive Training Programmes covering increased number of districts over time No.   50 60   250
    Customized Training Programmes organised on ‘Fighting Corruption’ No     1    
    Coverage of personnel under Domestic/Foreign Training Programmes No     20300 22325 25350
3. Promotion of Ethics and Values in Governance Ministries / Departments of the Central & State Governments Organization of Training  Programmes on ‘Ethics and Values in Governance No     15 20 25
4. Improvement in administrative Vigilance CBI, IFD/MHA, D/o. Expenditure Approval of the Competent Authority for creation of posts in CBI Date     30-11-2013    
    Approval of the Competent Authority for implementation of Scheme for Modernization of Training Centres of CBI Date     31-10-2013    
5. Improvement in administrative Vigilance CBI, UPSC, Legislative Department, M/o. Law Approval of the Competent Authority for Amendment to Recruitment Rules for various posts of CBI Date     31-10-2013    
6. Improving Public Perception of Government by highlighting the achievements and making an example by
taking effective action against delinquents
ISTM Publication / placing in public domain of Handbook by ISTM Date     31-10-2013