Selection of Courses/Certification - The procedure/criteria for selection of online training through MOOC platform and certification etc would be as under:
A Committee comprising of four Joint Secretaries with Joint/Additional Secretary (Training), DOPT as its chairperson along with Joint Secretaries of the Ministries who are the major stakeholders in the training programs will select the courses. In addition to the fixed members, the Committee may on need basis invite Nodal Officers from each relevant Ministry who will be the domain expert for the courses being considered by the Committee.
The Committee shall shortlist the open courses and institutes for each category of eligible officers and will also decide the appropriate way of certification for the courses so selected.
Reimbursement of Course Fee
The eligible officials will only be required to intimate their respective cadre controlling authorities for registering for course under the online training program and will obtain approval on their own, if it is needed in respective cadres.
The eligible officials will get enrolled in the approved open programmes on their own, as per the procedure to be laid out separately, complete the course successfully and obtain certificate upon successful completion of the course. Thereafter, they may submit the proof of successful completion to DOPT for reimbursement of the expenses incurred to the extent approved by DOPT.
Credit Point System
Upon successful completion of each training module, an employee will get adequate credit points depending upon the course. Once the points are accumulated, for e.g. say 40 credit points, the employee may be made eligible to attend the domestic touch programmes approved for his/her level and say 80 credit points, for the foreign touch programmes approved for his/her level.
The comprehensive credit system for domestic and foreign training and the necessary amendments thereto in the policy circulars for domestic and foreign training shall be notified separately.