PMD - IPE Collaboration
Note on PMD – IPE Collaboration
The Performance Management Division (PMD), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, was instituted to achieve the important goal of measuring government performance and initiating suitable measures for its constant improvement. The PMD was set up by the Government in January, 2009 with Dr. Prajapati Trivedi as the Secretary (Performance Management) with a mandate to roll out the Performance Management Evaluation System. In the first Phase the PMD covered 59 Departments in 2009-10. Presently, the system covers 80 Departments / Ministries and about 800 Responsibility Centers (attached offices / subordinate offices / autonomous organizations) of the Central Government. PMD envisions results-driven government machinery that delivers what it promises. It aims to strive at becoming a learning and knowledge sharing organization that continuously strives to improve the functioning of government machinery and make it an example of international best practice.
Functions of PMD
The main functions of PMD are as follows:
- Design a state-of-the-art performance management system in the Government after a comprehensive review of international best practices.
- Document the approved performance evaluation and management methodology and update it from time to time or as required.
- Create user-friendly guidelines and checklists for implementing the performance management system for various government departments.
- Conduct (or organize through premier training institutions) briefing sessions and training programs for officers at various levels in the Government to ensure proper understanding of the performance management system (including guidelines and checklists).
- Create and maintain a data base of relevant national and international benchmarks for various government agencies.
- Organize meetings to discuss and design results-based management framework for departments and ministries.
- Maintain records and library of relevant documents.
- Prepare analytical notes and background papers to facilitate development of challenging targets.
- Manage correspondence and communications with other stakeholders.
- Produce a newsletter to keep stakeholders informed of the latest developments and future plans.
- Create and maintain a website to promote transparency and effective dissemination of performance information.
- Provide technical assistance to departments in order to improve the quality of performance (success) indicators and targets.
- Develop and manage an advanced electronic (E-Government) system to generate reports for decision makers.
- Organize an annual awards ceremony to declare results and discuss success stories and lessons learnt from best practices.
- Create a knowledge sharing unit to disseminate good practices and advise state governments on the adoption of similar system at the state level.
- Organize international conferences and workshops to learn from other successful efforts in this area around the world.
IPE Linkage with PMD
The PMD has identified Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) as a support organization to conduct its activities. A core group of faculty and research staff comprising the following constitute the core group to assist the PMD:
- Dr R K Mishra, Chairman
- Ms J Kiranmai, Convener
- Dr P Geeta, Member
- Dr A Pawan Kumar, Member
- Dr Shulagna Sarkar, Member
- Mr A Subrahmanyam, Member
- Mr Ch Upender, Member
The core group is associated with the Results Framework Document exercise of the following Departments / Ministries:
- M/o Coal
- M/o New and Renewable Energy
- M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas
- M/o Power
- D/o Industrial Policy and Promotion
- M/o Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises
- M/o Information and Broadcasting
- D/o Official Languages
- M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation
- D/o Youth Affairs
- M/o Women & Child Development
- D/o Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals
- D/o Fertilizers
- D/o Pharmaceuticals
- M/o Mines
- M/o New and Renewable Energy
- M/o Petroleum and Natural Gas
- M/o Power
- M/o Steel
- M/o Water Resources
- D/o Disinvestment
The PMD in collaboration with IPE is organizing an International workshop titled ‘Government Performance Management’ during 1-12 July 2013 in New Delhi. The workshop is supported by the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme. The purpose of the International workshop is to summarize and convey to the workshop participants both theory and international experience with regard to cutting-edge tools and techniques for improving performance of government departments as well as public sector enterprises. Participants will be provided with an overview of the necessary knowledge and skills required to design and implement systems for improving Government Performance. The team would actively associate in the conduct of the workshop.
IPE is not in a position to offer financial assistance to applicants. Participants have been traditionally funded by their own organizations or through technical assistance portions of loans from bilateral and multilateral agencies such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Participants are advised to contact the local representative offices of these organizations for the possibility of financial assistance.
How to apply
Interested candidates should complete the enclosed application form. Completed applications must be received no later than June 10, 2013. Since space in the Workshop is limited and admission is competitive, earlier application is strongly recommended.
Each participant is responsible for the necessary visas and other travel documents required to attend the Workshop. Applications should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time for visas to be issued.
Applications should be sent to
Institute of Public Enterprise
Osmania University Campus
Hyderabad – 500 007
Andhra Pradesh, India
Tel: +91-40-2709 8060
Fax: +91-40-2709 5183
Mobile: +91 9390 66 1 777