The Government today allocated over Rs 205 crore for the Ministry of Personnel for 2014-15 to augment its training facilities for bureaucrats.
In the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rs 205.66 crore has been earmarked for the Ministry to meet establishment-related expenditure of Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM) and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).
Both the ISTM and LBSNAA arrange several training programmes including foundation courses, refresher courses and mid-career training among others to equip all levels or grades of secretarial functionaries with adequate exposure to the latest rules and regulations and aptitude.
The grant include expenditure on domestic or overseas travel, course fees etc in respect of Central Secretariat Service and Central Secretariat Stenographers Service officials who are to undergo mandatory training at ISTM as a pre-condition for consideration for promotion to higher grade, according to Demand of Grants of the Ministry.
The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension had got Rs 184.25 crore for 2013-14 as against Rs 124.29 crore in 2012-13.
The Finance Minister has also proposed to increase by over Rs nine crore to Rs 30.32 crore the budgetary allocation for Central Information Commission (CIC) and Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) for 2014-15.
The grant of Rs 30.32 crore is to meet establishment related expenditure of PESB and CIC.