Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) New Delhi
Indian Institute of Public Administration was established under the Societies Act of 1860 on March 29, 1954 under the visionary leadership of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru based on the recommendations of a survey carried out in 1953 by Dean Paul H. Appleby, a Consultant with the Ford Foundation
IIPA is an autonomous academic institution of national eminence for training, research and information dissemination in streams related to the ethos of Public Administration. The Institute has been set up to equip the public servants with knowledge, skills, and behavior required for managing the task of governance. In its effort to enhance the leadership, managerial, and administrative capabilities of the executives in government and public sector enterprises, the Institute works in close collaboration with national and international organisations.
Building upon the vision of its founding fathers, the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) aims to be one of the world's leading academic centers of thought and influence on public governance, policies and implementation so that public governance systems are more responsive to human needs and aspirations and aligned with human values.
(a) To promote and provide for the study of Public Administration and economic and political science with special reference to public administration and the machinery of government and educational purposes incidental thereto.
(b) To undertake, organize and facilitate study courses, conferences and lectures and research in matters relating to public administration and the machinery of government.
(c) To undertake and provide for the publication of journals and of research papers and books to impart training in and promote the study of public administration
(d) To establish and maintain libraries and information services to facilitate the study of public administration and spreading information in regard thereto.
(e) To constitute or cause to be constituted Regional Branches at convenient centers in India to promote the objects of the society.
(f) To cooperate with approved institutions and bodies for the purposes of helping the cause of public administration
The activities of the Institute are organized in four inter-related areas of Research, Training, Advisory Services and Dissemination of Information. Enhancing leadership and managerial qualities on the one hand and developing a service-orientation on the other are the thrust areas of the Institute’s education and training activities. IIPA also undertakes sponsored projects of Government and national / international organizations as well as offer advisory services to both Government and private sectors. The Institute undertakes research in a large number of diverse areas related to public administration. The Institute organizes conferences/seminars/ workshops on contemporary themes and public policy issues with a view to bring together practicing administrators and academia to evolve policy inputs for good governance.
Besides the Indian Journal of Public Administration, Nagarlok and Lok Prashashan journals, the Institute also periodically publishes a bibliographic journal Documentation in Public Administration and a monthly Newsletter.
With a membership over 11,000 including about 100 overseas, the IIPA has a nation-wide network of 23 regional branches and 44 local branches, which provide exchange of ideas on current trends and practice in public administration to public servants, academics and students. The Institute is one of the founder members of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA). It works in association with the universities, industry associations advanced research institutes, training centers and government departments in India. The Institute also collaborates with the Ecole National d’ Administration, France, Korea Institute of Public Administration, Government of Mauritius, Government of Argentina, the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, People’s Republic of China. Of late there are new windows of cooperation opening with Vietnam, the GIZ and the Potsdam University of Germany.
There is an Executive Council including elected members and various committees that look into the working of various activities of IIPA.
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu
Hon’ble Vice President of India
Shri T.N. Chaturvedi
(Former Governor of Karnataka)
Director IIPA New Delhi
Shri Surendra Nath Tripathi, IAS
Shri Amitabh Ranjan
Indian Institute of Public Administration
Ring Road, New Delhi-110002
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