The Capacity Building Scheme for NeGP was approved in 2008, and since then, several initiatives have been taken under the scheme. However, considering the scale, diverse needs and the varying organisational maturity levels across the centre and the states, it was felt that just developing and delivering training may not be adequate to meet CB objectives and a more structured competency based approach is required. eGovernance Competency Framework (e-GCF) project is a step towards establishing a competency driven CB Scheme.
The objective of the framework is to strengthen capacity building by identifying and defining competencies required for different roles under eGovernance projects. e-GCF is being published in an implementation toolkit that provides easy to follow steps about how to structure an eGovernance team and how to conduct fact based training needs analysis for competency benchmarking.
A rigorous consultative process was taken to develop the e-GCF. It involved more than 150 face-to-face consultations, numerous interviews, survey and a comprehensive review of international practices and standards. All this was followed by a range of subject matter expert reviews to validate the job roles developed.
The e-GCF provides standardized definitions of a gamut of competencies required in successfully performing eGovernance job roles. The objective of moving towards a competency-based system is to ensure that each eGovernance job role is performed by a person who has the required competencies for that job role.