As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to Singapore on a three-day visit starting May 31, the Union Cabinet gave its go ahead to the signing of an MoU between India and Singapore on co-operation in the field of personnel management and public administration.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Personnel of Indian government said, “The MoU aims at improving the current system of governance, particularly in the areas of workforce, workplace and jobs, public service delivery, human resource management, public sector reform, leadership or talent development and e-governance or digital government.”
“The MoU will provide a framework for cooperation between India and Singapore in the field of public administration and governance reforms,” it added.
The MoU, cleared for signing by the Cabinet chaired by PM Modi, aims at achieving excellence in public administration, good governance and public service reform, which in turn, would ensure and promote greater public accountability, the statement said.
The MoU also aims to bring about innovative best practices, so as to achieve excellence in public administration in the context of improving online public service delivery.
During his visit to Singapore, PM Modi will meet his counterpart Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apart from delivering the keynote address at Shangri La Dialogue on June 1. He will also unveil a plaque commemorating the scattering of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes from Clifford Pier in 1948.