New Delhi: Over Rs 220 crore has been allocated to the Personnel Ministry for 2016-17 to augment training facilities for bureaucrats. In the budget presented today by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rs 220.44 crore has been earmarked for the Ministry to meet establishment-related expenditure of Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM), here and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie.
Both the ISTM and LBSNAA hold several training programmes to equip IAS, IPS and IFoS officers and all other levels of secretarial functionaries with adequate exposure to rules, regulations and aptitude.
For current fiscal, the Ministry was allocated Rs 213.22 crore for the purpose.The Finance Minister has also proposed to increase by about Rs five crore to Rs 43.89 crore the budgetary allocation for transparency watchdog Central Information Commission (CIC) and government's head hunter Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) for 2016-17.
About Rs 38.80 crore has been given to the CIC and PES for the ongoing fiscal. The grant is for establishment of a wing for transparency and accountability studies for CIC, setting up of call centres and digitisation of dak, among others.