Over Rs 250 cr spent on training of babus abroad: Govt

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New Delhi, Mar 10: Over Rs 250 crore has been spent on training of bureaucrats in foreign universities during the last ten years, the government said on Thursday.

Rs 254.55 crore was spent by the government during 2005-15 on training of a total of 2,525 officials abroad, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

As part of its mandate for capacity building of civil servants, the Department of Personnel and Training implements a scheme of domestic funding for nominated civil servants for training in universities or institutions abroad in thematic areas of public policy, public administration, finance and budget, urban development, health, education, environment policy, etc, he said.

During 2014-15, 334 bureaucrats had gone abroad for training and about Rs 50.20 crore was spent by the government. A total of Rs 220.44 crore has been earmarked for training of officers abroad and within the country during the financial year 2016-17.

PTI

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