UPSC Integrated Government Online Training Programme (IGOT)

Integrated Government Online Training Programme (iGOT)

iGOT initiative aims at “Competent Civil Services for Good Governance”.

iGOT initiative will augment the existing training mechanism with online module-based training coupled with certification.
Universal accessibility: This will make training inputs available to government servant on site and on flexitime basis through Massive Online Open Courses mechanism. It will provide a single point of access to the repository of training resources.
Objective: 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.
• Issues with Current Setup:

  • Limited outreach: The current structure of training for Government servants including domestic and foreign training is mostly available to very small section of the government servants.
  • The outreach of the existing training setup is very limited in view of the large workforce employed in various States/UT Governments.

SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active–Learning for Young Aspiring Minds)
• It is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform.
• SWAYAM facilitates hosting of all the courses taught in classrooms to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time.