New Delhi :- Union Minister Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur launched Annual Capacity Building Plan (ACBP) of Department of Youth Affairs and Active Citizenship Course- ‘Youth as Changemakers’ today in New Delhi.
Government of India has launched Mission Karmoyogi with the aim of building a future-ready civil service with the right attitude, skill and knowledge, aligned to the vision of New India.
Under this Mission, Capacity Building Commission (CBC) has prepared an Annual Capacity Building Plan (ACBP) for the officials of the Department of Youth Affairs (DoYA) and Active Citizenship Course- ‘Youth as Changemakers’ for the youth. The launch also highlighted the importance of fostering and promoting active citizenship and leadership among India’s dynamic young population.
Dr. R. Balasubramanium, Member (HR), CBC gave a brief introduction about ACBP and dissemination plan of Active Citizenship Course- ‘Youth as Changemakers’. After that, Smt. Meeta Rajivlochan, Secretary (Youth Affairs) in her speech focussed on Youth as major force for sustainable development and one of the principle agents for social change, economic growth and technological innovations. Sh. Pankaj Kumar Singh, Director (Youth Affairs) elaborately explained the dissemination plan of the course to engage youth in huge number. ‘Yuva portal’ developed by Department of Youth Affairs is one such platform having 11.71 lacs registered youth who will be activedly used to disseminate the course on Yuva Portal.
Annual Capacity Building Plan (ACBP) focuses on bringing a transformational shift from rule-based to role-based functioning among the officials of the department and aligning their responsibilities with national priorities and promoting people-centric governance. The ACBP aligns with the three pillars of Capacity Building, i.e National Priorities, Citizen Centricity and Emerging Technologies. The ACBP considers four types of competencies – Domain, Functional, Behavioural and Technological competencies. Domain competencies are specific to the department’s expertise in engaging youth as well as empowering them. Functional competencies pertain to job-specific technical skills required for working in the government. Behavioural competencies encompass personal attributes and the set of behaviours required by employees of the department and Technological competencies will equip the officials to adapt to the developments in the realm of technology for effective functioning and being future-ready.
The course for the youth, “Youth as Changemakers” is created by knowledge support of Janaagraha, a centre for citizenship and democracy. The course will be disseminated on Yuva Portal to bolster the role of youth in governance, the digital self-learning modules covers 21st-century challenges like waste management, climate change, and gender equality among others. The course spreads over 16 modules, available in both English and Hindi and it will equip the youth with not just the understanding of 21st-century challenges, but will also impart skills like social entrepreneurship and financial literacy, necessary for active and participatory citizenship. This course aims to take the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call forward for engaging its youth as per the Panch Pran, and enabling them to contribute towards building the nation.
This digital program will encourage the youth to engage actively in their communities, develop solutions for civic challenges, and expand their roles within the governance structure. The course is meant to unlock the potential and leverage the power of diversity in the youth by focusing on the priority areas of “Yuvashakti” namely, youth leadership and development, education, social justice and employment and entrepreneurship.