India is offering Commonwealth citizens fully funded training courses across a range of areas, including rural development, IT, telecommunications and renewable energy, in association with the Commonwealth Secretariat.
• The courses are sponsored by the Indian government and delivered by Indian institutions through the Indian Technical and Economic (ITEC) programme, the Commonwealth Secretariat here said.
• ITEC is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Third Country Training Programme, which aims to build capacity in member countries by providing specialist training in key areas of development work.
• This is a fantastic opportunity for those in the public and private sectors, as well those who work with NGOs.
• India has allocated 30 places for participants from Commonwealth member states for the 2016-2017 program
• In general, a Commonwealth citizen is a person who has that status under British nationality law and may enjoy some privileges in the United Kingdom and less commonly, other Commonwealth countries.
• Each country can determine what special rights, if any, are accorded to non-nationals who are Commonwealth citizens.
• The term is largely confined to British nationality law and is not used in many other Commonwealth countries such as Australia.