History of Academy

On April 15, 1958 the then Home Minister announced in the Lok Sabha a proposal to set up a National Academy of Administration, where training would be given to all the recruits of the Civil Services. The Ministry of Home Affairs decided to amalgamate the IAS Training School, Delhi and the IAS Staff College, Shimla to form a National Academy of Administration at Mussoorie. The Academy was set up in 1959 and was called the 'National Academy of Administration'. Its status was that of an 'attached office' of the Government of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs. In October 1972, its name was changed to "Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration" and in July 1973, the word "National" was added and the Academy is now known as the “Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration". The prestigious "Charleville Hotel" built around 1870, provided the location and initial infrastructure for the Academy. There have been subsequent expansions and several new buildings have been constructed and others acquired over the years.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie is the premier training institution for the higher civil services in India. A common Foundation Course is held for entrants to All India Services and all Group ‘A’ services of the Union. The professional training to regular recruits of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and members of the Royal Bhutan Service is conducted after the Foundation Course. The Academy also conducts in-service and Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) for members of the IAS and Induction Training Programme for officers promoted to the IAS from State Civil Services, as well as workshops and seminars on policy issues.

Genesis & Growth
15th April, 1958 Announcement in Lok Sabha by the then Home Minister
13th April, 1959 First batch of 115 officers started training in Metcalfe House
1st September, 1959 Academy started in Mussoorie
1969 Sandwich Pattern of Phase-I - District Training - Phase-2. Before that the training was Foundation Course followed by 8 months continuous professional training.
Since inception till
31st August,1970
Academy functioned under Home Ministry
1st September,1970 to April, 1977 Academy functioned under Cabinet Secretariate Affairs Department
October 1972 The name of “Lal Bahadur Shastri” added to “Academy of Administration”
July - 1973 The word “National” was added and it became the “Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration”
April, 1977 to March, 1985 Academy was under the Home Ministry
April, 1985 till date Academy began functioning under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
1988 NICTU established
1989 NSDART (known as NIAR) made Society under Societies Registration Act on 14th October,1996
3rd November, 1992 Karamshila Building Inaugurated
1995 Softrain, now known as Publication Cell established in 1995
9th August,1996 Dhruvshila & Kalindi Guest House Inaugurated
2007 Mid Career Training Programmes of Phase-III & IV started
2011 Gyanshila Building for MCTP was constructed. Silverwood and Valley View Hostels were also built.
21st June, 2013 Brahmaputra Building inaugurated.
29th June, 2015 Adharshila Building inaugurated.
On April 15, 1958 the then Home Minister announced in the Lok Sabha a proposal to set up a National Academy of Administration, where training would be given to all the recruits of the Civil Services. The Ministry of Home
Affairs decided to amalgamate the IAS Training School, Delhi and
the IAS Staff College, Shimla to form a National Academy of
Administration at Mussoorie. The Academy was set up in 1959 and
was called the 'National Academy of Administration'. Its status was
that of an 'attached office' of the Government of India under the
Ministry of Home Affairs. In October 1972, its name was changed to
"Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration" and in July 1973,
the word "National" was added and the Academy is now known as
the “Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration". The
prestigious "Charleville Hotel" built around 1870, provided the
location and initial infrastructure for the Academy. There have been
subsequent expansions and several new buildings have been
constructed and others acquired over the years.
The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration imparts training to members of the Indian Civil
Services in a common Foundation Course for the All India Services and the Central Service Group-A; and
professional training to regular recruits of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The Academy also conducts inservice
training courses for middle to senior level members of the IAS and induction level training for officers
promoted to the IAS from the state civil services. It offers a range of specialized inputs for a diverse clientele.
Individuals, Non-Government Organizations, the corporate sector, and Governments both within India and abroad
are offered customized courses, which cater to their research and training requirements.

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