Welcome to iGOT

The National Training Policy, 2012 mandates that all civil servants will be provided with training to equip them with the competencies for their current or future jobs.  Such training is to be imparted at the time of their entry into service, and at appropriate intervals in the course of their careers. That is where the concept of the scheme of 'Training for All' (TFA) had emerged.

It is practically impossible for the accredited training institutions alone to fully cater to the training needs of a large number of Government functionaries. It is difficult under a single mechanism to train Government officials of all levels adequately, keeping in view the large workforce employed in various States/UT Governments. Therefore, augmenting the existing training mechanism with online module-based training coupled with certification, has emerged as the most viable option to cater to the training requirements in the Government. This approach is aimed at putting in place a systematic training hierarchy, which shall cater to the training requirements of the officials, commensurate with their changing role with upward movement in the training hierarchy.

It is a well known fact that the e-Learning mode provides unparalleled opportunities for training to a large number of civil servants dispersed across the country. The latest technologies make available vast resources of learning material and Integrate Online Government Training, providing individuals enormous choices and flexibility in learning. To carry this vision forward, the Integrate Online Government Training Programme through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) mechanism has been introduced on pilot basis.  The MOOCs mechanism would be a platform to bring together the numerous Government and other training institutions for providing a single point of access to the repository of training resources. The training will be available onsite and can be taken at leisure.

The programme will be run on pilot basis and based on the outcome of the programme implemented, the online training programme will be rolled out extensively very soon. 


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.


Eligibility Criteria:

All Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officers, Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFoS), Group 'A' Central Civil Service Officers and all Group 'A' officers belonging to Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Central Secretariat Stenographer Service (CSSS) and State Administrative/Civil Service

All Group 'B' and 'C' officials belonging to State Civil Services

All Group 'B' and 'C' officials belonging to Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Central Secretariat Stenographer Service (CSSS).

Eligibility in terms of the Length of Service:

All the eligible officials should have served for at least two years from the end of the calendar year of their allotment of service in their respective cadres.

Upper Age limit - 56 years as on 1st July of the year of commencement of training.

Courses we offer


Relevance of Gandhi in the Contemporary World :

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Gandhian philosophy and humanism has strength to address the issues of modern governance as well as society. To pay tribute to the Father of Nation on the occasion of Mahatma's 150th Birth Anniversary, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India in collaboration with Centre for Gandhi and Peace Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS), Rajghat, New Delhi is introducing an online certificate course on "Relevance of Gandhi in the Contemporary World" under the Integrated Government Online Training (iGOT) Programme of the Department.

This online course charts Gandhi's career against the backdrop of events of global significance. He had certainly made his mark on history, local and global both. The course consists of three modules having 04 Units each one of them. When we observe subtly at the figure of Gandhi: his beginnings in Gujarat, his formative years in London and South Africa, his satyagrahas in India, his social, economic, political and religious thought, his tenets that to lead a dignified and spiritual life with meaning, principles based on time-tested moral and ethical values are there. Gandhi led India's freedom struggle based on his cardinal principles of Satya, Ahimsa, Swaraj, Swadeshi, Sarvodaya and trusteeship. The first two modules of this course engage the discussion on Gandhian values, legacy and philosophy.

Module-01 Gandhi: Life and His Philosophy introduces Gandhi's life since formative years to different phases and finally attainment of independence of India under his leadership. It offers nuanced understanding of his philosophy and method also for personal and professional trajectory that can play pivotal role in empowerment of entire humanity in the twenty-first century globalised world. His fundamental principles of Satya, Ahimsa and related essential ethical and moral values are explained at length.

Module-02 deals with Gandhi's Political Ideas to comprehend the concept of Swaraj, Swadeshi, Satyagrah and Trusteeship providing a thorough analysis. Gandhi became such a great personality whose monumental contribution inspired and influenced millions of people, including many of the prominent leaders of the world. Gandhi has endured and thrived in the great movements.

The last Module-03 Gandhi and His Legacy focuses on the study and analysis of Gandhi-inspired movements. Was he really an anti-modernist? Did he offer an alternative model of Indian authenticity, potentially outside the violence of modernity? There has recently been a proliferation of scholarship on Gandhi, but why do we still care about him today? It elucidates the evolution and practical application of Gandhian ideas and techniques for movements around the globe in general and India in Particular. Gandhian ideals and practice emphasize gender justice and egalitarianism for women's empowerment, adoption of biocentrism in place of anthropocentric approach for sustainable development and has inspired various pacifist and non-violent movements that led to conflict resolution and peace management in different parts of the World. Gandhism needs to be contextualised, rediscovered and reinterpreted by every generation to suit the needs and aspirations of its time.

The manuscript purportedly contains a validation of the ideas of Gandhi. It underlines the key instances of Gandhi's continuing influence right up to the contemporary period and enables them to critically evaluate his political and philosophical ideas and legacy. The broader objective of this course is to highlights the relevance and effectiveness of Gandhian solutions for contemporary world in general and India in particular. The units in the manuscript help .

In order to understand the present world order this normative framework, as given in the units of the manuscript, would be very useful. This course has also attempted to assess his followers' claim that he can be the 'maker of modern India' in the light of developments. Ethical and moral issues are inextricably linked to Gandhian philosophy that are engaged and debated throughout the course.

Seventy years after his death, Gandhi still matters. His pioneering vision of non-violent society, sustainable world, religious pluralism, women empowerment, emancipation of the marginalised, mainstreaming the poor, deprived and vulnerables and above all unity of humankind is needed now even more than ever before. Gandhi took a holistic view of human life and wanted all aspects of life -social, economic, and political- to be dovetailed for the creation of a just society. His mission in life was attainment of "Swaraj." It is unfortunate that Gandhi's messages and examples have not struck deep roots and his goal of Swaraj remains an unfinished project.

In a way, Gandhian humanism and its practical application is the way forward in a world which echoes the cult of violence, intolerance, hatred and other challenges of present time. In the current scenario of extraordinary crisis, Mahatma Gandhi acquires a greater significance than ever before. At this crucial juncture a fresh look at Mahatma Gandhi's ideas and work become indispensable. It is anticipated that the learners will not only read the text but try to contextualise Gandhi for their problems and predicament by assimilating Gandhian values, vista and vision in their life and mission


The Challenges of Global Poverty (Introductory):

This course is well suited for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty and are hopeful that economists might have something useful to say about this challenge.


Designing and Running Randomized Evaluations (Introductory):

A randomized evaluation, also known as a field experiment or randomized controlled trial (RCT), is an impact evaluation that uses random assignment to minimize bias and strengthen our ability to draw causal inferences that can inform policymaking.


Data Analysis for Social Scientists (Advanced):

This statistics and data analysis course will introduce you to the essential notions of probability and statistics. We will cover techniques in modern data analysis: estimation, regression and econometrics, prediction, experimental design, randomized control trials (and A/B testing), machine learning, and data visualization.


Microeconomics (Intermediate):

Microeconomics seeks to answer fundamental questions about markets: What is produced in an economy? How is it produced? Who gets the product?


Foundations of Development Policy (Advanced):

In this course, you will study different aspects of human development in key policy areas


Political Economy and Economic Development (Advanced):

This course explores why and how political institutions affect economic development and apply key theories and empirical techniques to real-world examples ranging from voting and corruption to the role of the media. This course will cover :

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e- Learning Module on Reservation in Services

The objective of this e-Learning Module is to develop a broad understanding of the constitutional provisions relating to Reservation in Services for SC/ST/OBC, procedures for implementing the reservation orders and instructions of

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e- Learning Module for Retiring Government Employees

The objective of this e-Learning Module is to orient government servants at the last leg of their service, when they start worrying and visualizing dull life after their

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e- Learning Module for Office Management

Skill and Knowledge on Office Management is necessary for development of an effective and efficient work force in a Government Secretariat. Module on Office Management covers five areas. They are:

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e-learning Module on Preparation of Notes for the Cabinet and Cabinet Committees

The decisions taken by the Cabinet and Committees of the Cabinet are