The Academy - Committed to Excellence


The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) is India’s premier institution dedicated to training Officers of the country’s higher civil services. Its mandate includes the following:

  • Induction level training to members of the All India Services and Central Services (Group A) through a common Foundation Course
  • Induction-level and post-entry professional training for officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) including mid-career training programmes
  • Other in-service training programmes for the IAS and other services


“To promote good governance, by providing quality training towards building a professional and responsive civil service in a caring, ethical and transparent framework”.

Established in 1959 in Mussoorie as the National Academy of Administration by merging the IAS Training School, Delhi and IAS Staff College, Shimla, the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration has gained global recognition and stature as a world-class institution for training career civil servants.

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