PIB News Update: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has informed that The Department of Personnel and Training through its attached office Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie conducts a 15 weeks Common Foundation Course for All India Service Officers and other Group ‘A’ Officers recruited through Civil Services Examination conducted by the UPSC. The Foundation Course focuses on orientation of Officer Trainees to the administrative, social, economic and political environment of the country, generate awareness of the challenges and opportunities within the Civil Services and foster greater coordination among the members of different Civil Services by building ‘esprit de corps’. It also includes a wide array of co-curricular activities such as trek, village visit, athletics meet.
After completion of Foundation Course, a 22 weeks Phase – I Professional Training, 6 weeks Phase – II Training and 53 weeks District Training is conducted for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officers by LBSNAA. Similarly, other Cadre Controlling Authorities conduct professional training programmes for their Officers through their respective Training Institutes.
Expenditure incurred by Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie for the Common Foundation Course & All India Service Officers and other Group ‘A’ Officers for the past five years are as under :
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*Expenditure upto 02-03-2020
The effectiveness of this training is ensured through feedback from participants of various training courses (i.e. Foundation Course, Phase I & Phase II) as well as evaluation through examination.