The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), under the instructions of the Prime Minister’s Office, has undertaken a pilot project to implement the Gujarat human resources management model in two Central government agencies.
The proposal for System of Application of Technology for Human Resources Improvement (SATHI) application was approved by the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2012, developed by IT major Infosys and launched by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel last August.
The DoPT has initiated the exercise of implementing the system in the Food and Drugs Administration and the Enforcement Directorate to check its efficacy at the national level. As part of the process, the agencies have been asked to share their concerns and requirements for efficient personnel management.
Aimed at improving the process for recruitment, avenues for training and skill-based job allocations, the system proposes 10 years’ recruitment calendar for government offices. It provides for online examinations for inductions and departmental promotions, apart from a system of pre-recruitment eligibility test.
As part of personnel management, the application creates a manpower database showing real-time vacancies and human resource availability. It also maintains individual profiles of all employees for instant access by the managerial level officials. “The system is expected to help identify capable officers on the basis of their talent profiles, which would also provide information about their previous postings,” said a government official.