AI might quickly decide pool of IAS, IPS officers for central posts, govt able to create database

IAS officers of the 2017 batch
IAS officers of the 2017 batch | Representational picture | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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New Delhi: IAS and IPS officers might quickly be given postings within the central authorities utilizing synthetic intelligence, ThePrint has learnt.

According to sources within the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the Narendra Modi authorities is within the course of of making a database for officers, which might keep knowledge about their background, pursuits, coaching historical past, and so forth.

This database will routinely checklist appropriate candidates for various vacancies based mostly on synthetic intelligence, a senior DoPT official stated on the situation of anonymity. After a pool of officers has been advised, the ultimate selection of a selected officer for the submit may be left to human intelligence.

“But going ahead, there will be a system wherein officers are chosen for posts in areas they are interested in so that they have domain expertise,” the official stated. “There won’t be random posting of officers in completely different sectors.”

The official added that there is not going to be a particular launch for this follow, and as a substitute, as and when the know-how matures, it’s going to begin getting adopted.

ThePrint reached the DoPT spokesperson for a remark by textual content messages, however there was no response until the time of publishing this report.

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iGOT essential to AI-based system

Crucial to this AI-based system of postings can be the Integrated Government Online Training (iGOT), below which focused and interest-based on-line coaching is supplied to authorities servants.

“There will be strong incentives for government servants to constantly up-skill themselves and take up courses since their postings will be dependent on their training history,” the official stated.

The iGOT, which was initially launched in December 2018, was relaunched by the Modi authorities as a part of its Karmayogi Scheme or the National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), in a bid to remodel status-quoist and rule-obsessed civil servants working in silos into “experts”.

After its relaunch in September 2020, the iGOT scheme is making an attempt to problem an oft-repeated criticism in opposition to civil servants — that they clear an examination of their 20s after which do little to construct on their abilities. They are additionally accused of not altering their ambit from “rules” to “roles”.

The authorities has additionally introduced the availability of iGOT-Karmayogi, a steady on-line coaching platform, which might enable all authorities servants from assistant secretary to secretary degree to endure steady coaching, relying on their area areas.

(Edited by Shreyas Sharma)

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