The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal yesterday launched a training module on ‘Role of CBIC in PM GatiShakti’, developed for the Ministry of Finance which showcases the use of PM GatiShakti for streamlining customs operation for promoting logistics efficiency.
The training module was launched during a Workshop on ‘Development of Digital Learning Resources for Capacity Building on PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan’ organised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in collaboration with the Capacity Building Commission (CBC). Aim of the workshop was to mainstream regular training and capacity building courses on PM GatiShakti principles at Central Training Institutes (CTIs) and State Administrative Training Institutes (State ATIs).
Focused on institutionalizing and regularising training and capacity building of Government Officials on PM GatiShakti principles, the workshop deliberate upon the content, structure and design of sector-specific training modules on implementation of PM GatiShakti approach in planning and development of Infrastructure and Logistics. These training modules, included in Foundation/ Induction / mid-career courses of all the CTIs and State ATIs, shall also familiarize the officers with data-driven decision-making in the Logistics Sector.
The key takeaways from the workshop were:
• To provide access to dummy data-based application modules (based on successful case studies) at induction-level for enriched PM GatiShakti experience.
•Establishment of induction labs for simulation-based learning.
•Facilitate the development of interactive digital courses based on the training need assessment while integrating the PM GatiShakti principles for training of all officers.
•Conversion of existing courses in CTIs and State ATIs into digital courses at IGoT platform.
•Explore the possibility of building capacities for developing spatial transformation plans/predictive plans using AI, Blockchain, and other advanced technologies.
During the Workshop, Sumita Dawra Special Secretary (Logistics), DPIIT highlighted the transformative approach of PM GatiShakti initiative that has enabled Ministries/ Departments and States/ UTs to efficiently plan big ticket infrastructure projects. Dawra further said, a huge capex push for overall capital investment of INR 10 lakh crores shall aid people centric development via effective and integrated planning of resources.
The workshop witnesses the participation of over 70 participants covering Officials from selected CTIs including Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), National Academy of Indian Railways; state ATIs such as Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC), Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA); concerned line Ministries/Department, and representatives from CBC empanelled agencies.
Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, CBC appreciated the massive participation from CTIs, state ATIs, Central Ministries and industry experts for the joint workshop showcasing the innate principle of PM GatiShakti – ‘the whole of government approach’.
The workshop is one of the measures undertaken for Logistics Human Resources Development & Capacity Building Strategy of National Logistics Policy. Ever since its launch on October 13th, 2021, PM Gati Shakti have on boarded 39 Ministries of Govt of India, and all 36 States/UTs.