Training Division of the DOPT is administering the DFFT Scheme wherein officers belonging to IAS, SCS, CSS, CSSS and also those officers of other Group ‘A’ services, who hold posts on deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme, are deputed for training for various short and long-term programmes abroad. Under the DFFT scheme, an annual circular is issued by this Division in September/ October every year for training programmes to be organized in the following year. The eligible and interested officers apply against this circular through their respective controlling authorities.
The application process under this scheme includes (i) filling up the application form by the interested officers, and (ii) forwarding of the same by the concerned controlling authorities to the DOPT. While filling up of the application by the officers has already been made ‘on-line’, the form to be filled by the controlling authorities while forwarding the application forms of their respective officers will also go ‘on-line’ w.e.f. FY 2011-12.
Accordingly, all Ministers/Departments of Gol and State Governments/UTs were requested, vide this Department’s letters of even number dated 25th August 2010 and 28th October 2010, to appoint a nodal officer (not below the rank of Under secretary to the Government of India) who will be associated with the work relating to the nomination of officers for training abroad under the DFFT Scheme and forward details the appointed nodal officers to this Division.
Now, DOPT has called for details such nodal officers from all the departments which have to be furnished positively by 5th August 2011.