Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme

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News:The Development Partnership Administration Division of the External Affairs Ministry is celebrating the 55th Anniversary of India’s flagship capacity building programme – Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation(ITEC).

Facts:

About ITEC programme:

  • The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation(ITEC) Programme was instituted in 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance of the Government of India.
  • The Division of Development Partnership Administration (DPA) in the Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal division for handling all capacity building programmes.
  • The ITEC Programme is fully funded by the Government of India.
  • The Programme is essentially bilateral in nature.However, in recent years, ITEC resources have also been used for cooperation programmes conceived in regional and inter-regional context.

Components of ITEC:

  • Training (civilian and defence) in India of nominees from ITEC partner countries;
  • Projects and project related activities such as feasibility studies and consultancy services;
  • Deputation of Indian experts abroad;
  • Study Tours;
  • Gifts/Donations of equipment at the request of ITEC partner countries; and
  • Aid for Disaster Relief.