Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training
(Block No.IV, Old JNU Campus. New Delhi 110 067)
New Delhi, the 1st August 2011
Secretaries to Central Ministries/Departments of Go Chief Secretaries of State Governments/Administrators of UTs(As per list attached),
Sub: Foreign Training (Long/short-term) under Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT)Scheme of the Department of Personnel & Training— Nomination of nodal officer – regarding.
As you may kindly be aware, the Training Division of the. DOPT is administering the DFFT scheme wherein officers belonging to IAS, SCS, CSS. CSSS and also those officers of other Group ‘A’ services, who hold posts on deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme, are deputed for training forvarious short and long-term programmes abroad. Under the DFFT Scheme, an annual circular is issued by this Division in September/October eveiy year for training programmes to be organized in the following year. The eligible and interested officers apply against this circular through their respective controlling authorities.
2. [he application process under this scheme includes (i) filling up the application form by the interested officers, and (ii) forwarding of the same by the concerned controlling authorities to the DOPT.While filling up of the application by the officers has already been made on-line’, the form to be filled by the controlling authorities while forwarding the application forms of their respective officers will also go‘on-line’ w.e.f. FY 2011-12. Accordingly, all Ministries&Departments of Gol and State Governments/UTs were requested. vide this Department’s letters of even number dated 25 August 2010 and 28 October 2010, to appoint a nodal officer (not below the rank of Under Secretary to the Government of India) who will be associated with the work relating to the nomination of officers for training abroad under the DFFT Scheme and forward details the appointed nodal officers to this Division.
3. The requisite details of such nodal officer are awaited from your organization. It is requested that the same may kindly be expedited and forwarded to this Department immediately and, in any case, by5th August 2011 positively.