The purpose of the Programme is to increase the availability and flexibility of options open to employees for enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to improve the functioning of Government organisations and the delivery of services to the public.
The Programme is open to Central Employees (working in Ministries/Departments/Attached offices) and the faculty members of State Apex Training Institutions. The officers working under Public Sector Undertakings are not eligible for the Programmes covered under this Programme.
The specific conditions of eligibility of employees (including level of employee and Ministries covered) for each module/course will be decided for each course/module and notified from time to time by DoPT.
The following category of courses are open for enrolment under this programme:-
- Short-Duration Specialised modules: The specialised Modules are basically oriented to cater to the requirement of Government employees in a specific domain.
- Certificate Programmes.
- Masters, PG and PG Diploma Programmes.
The employees concerned have to apply directly in response to the admission notification of IGNOU subject to availability of funds.
The number of seats for Employees in each programme shall be limited to 50 and these will be offered on a first come first served basis.
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