Union Minister of State for Personnel, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that India’s successful commencement of the COVID-19 vaccination programme with two indigenously developed vaccines, offers a lot of hope of a decisive victory against the pandemic in the coming months.
Delivering the valedictory address at the India-Maldives Workshop on Good Governance Practices in a pandemic in New Delhi today, the Union Minister said the roadmap ahead for both the nations in winning the battle against the COVID-19, lies in restarting the economy, strengthening cooperative federalism with thrust on stronger institutions, stronger e-Governance models, digitally empowered citizens and improved healthcare.
Dr Singh said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated and emphasized the deep and abiding commitment of India to help its neighbours with the delivery of COVID vaccines. The Minister said the workshop with the focus on Good Governance Practices in a Pandemic is an effort to showcase and learn from mutual experiences of how the two countries have handled the pandemic.
According to an official release, as part of the India-Maldives Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2019, India is committed to capacity building of 1000 Maldivian civil servants over a period of 5 years. The NCGG, the High Commission of India to the Maldives and CSC Maldives jointly operationalized the MoU in August 2019 and by March 2020, six rounds of capacity building programs have been conducted by and 130 Maldivian Civil Servants have visited India.
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