Regional Branch

J & K


J & K

The first traces of IIPA in the state of Jammu and Kashmir dates back to September 1963 when a Local Branch of IIPA was inaugurated at Srinagar by the then Director of IIPA Prof V.K.N. Menon. In 1978, the J&K Regional Branch of IIPA was established to promote and provide for the study and imparting of training related to Public Administration. The first Executive committee was constituted in 1981 under the chairmanship of Sh. S N Bajpe and Sh. Veeranna Aivalli, IPS as the Hony Secretary of the Branch. Since then the branch has been led by eminent civil servants including Sh. S C Pathak, Sh. Mehmood-ul- Rehman, IAS; Sh. Jalil Ahmad Khan, IAS; Dr. S S Bloeria, IAS; Dr. Ashok Bhan, IPS and Sh. B R Sharma, IAS. The branch today has more than 350 Life Members who actively participate in various events. In 2007, the Regional Branch was registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1998. On 21st April, 2008 the branch was shifted in its own premises which has a fully functional auditorium (with a capacity of 125 people), library (more than 500 books) and the building is now being upgraded with lift, additional training halls for organizing parallel events. Since its inception, the branch has organized over 400 programs including lectures, seminars, debates, panel discussions and trainings. The branch published a souvenir entitled “35 Years of J&K Regional Branch” in October 2013 and also a bi-annual newsletter which is available on website ( The Regional Branch has made a niche for itself as a prestigious platform for a healthy interaction between the administration, academia and the civil society with the voluntary efforts of the elected office bearers and nominated executive committee members which includes a blend of civil servants, police officials, academicians and engineers. The branch elects a team of office bearers for a period of every two years. The J&K Regional Branch has been benefitted enormously over the years from support received from the GAD Govt. of JK; Jammu and Kashmir Police, University of Jammu, University of Kashmir, Central University of Jammu and Central University of Kashmir. In 2021, a MoU has been signed between IIPA J&K Regional Branch; National Centre for Good Governance, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Government of India and IIPA, New Delhi to undertake capacity building programmes in J&K. The contribution of the ranch towards public administration and building capacities for good governance has been acknowledged by IIPA New Delhi by awarding the prestigious Paul H. Appleby Award to Sh. Veeranna Aivalli, IPS (In the Year 2013); Dr. Ashok Bhan, IPS (In the Year 2016) ; Dr. S S Bloeria, IAS (In the Year 2017) and Er. J B S Johar (In the Year 2019).

Year Of Establishment-1981

Number of Members-337




  1. Prelude Conference on “Management of Pandemics”  (Oct.23, 2020)


  1. Webinar on “Managing Stress and Coping with Covid 19” (May 5, 2020)
  2. A Webinar Panel discussion on the topic “Rethinking Education Pedagogy for the Next Generation: Lessons from COVID-19” (May 8, 2020)
  3. 7th Shri Ram Sahai Memorial Lecture on “Rebooting Stressed Economy: Leveraging Stimulus Package for MSMEs” (June 6, 2020)
  4. Online Panel Discussion on “Cyber Security” (July 11, 2020)
  5. Online panel discussion was held here today on National Education Policy-2020 and roadmap for its effective implementation in Jammu and Kashmir through Samagra Shiksha and Indian Institute of Public Administration, Regional Branch (Sept.18, 2020).
  6. 19th Annual Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Debate Competition on the topic “In the opinion of the house, Virtual Model is a poor substitute for classroom learning” (Jan.18, 2021)
  7. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between National Centre for Good Governance, GoI, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) New Delhi and IIPA, J&K Regional Branch was signed during the 42nd Annual General Meeting of IIPA JKRB (Jan.31, 2021)
  8. hosted 11th Sat Paul Sahni Memorial Lecture on the topic of “Social Media: Right of Free Expression or Threat to Peace & Harmony” (March 3, 2021)


  1. Seminar on “Monetary Policy” in collaboration with Reserve Bank of India of India (May 14, 2019)
  2. Prelude Conference on “Good Governance and United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals” (Oct.2, 2019)
  3. Two day workshop on Consumer Protection & Consumer Welfare (Dec.16-17, 2019)
  4. Lecture on “Clean Cities and Towns, A Way Forward” (April 8, 2019)
  5. 6th Shri Ram Sahai Memorial Lecture on “Family Run Business – Challenges and Way Forward”, (April 27, 2019)
  6. Lecture on “India’s Preparedness to Counter Unconventional Warfare Threats/Challenges”, (May 20, 2019)
  7. Lecture on “Holistic Approach for Health & Happiness”, (June 29, 2019).
  8. Flag Hosting Ceremony on 73rd Independence Day (August 15, 2019)
  9. 18th Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Debate – 2019 on “In the opinion of the house, road accidents can be brought down only through stringent penalties for violations”, (Dec.6, 2019)
  10. 41st Annual General Body Meeting 2020 (Jan. 4, 2020)
  11. Flag Host ceremony on 71st Republic Day (Jan. 26, 2020)
  12. 10th Sat Paul Sahni Memorial Lecture on the Menance of Fake News (Feb. 15, 2020)
  13. Training programme on “Management Competencies” (April 20, 2019)
  14. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volune: X No.1.


  1. Seminar on “Marketing of J&K GST Ready”.  (Jun. 24, 2017)
  2. Seminar on Disaster Management.  (Oct. 24, 2017)
  3. Seminar on ‘Fire Safety in Hospitals’  (Feb. 2, 2018)
  4. Two day Workshop on “Consumer Protection and Consumer Welfare”. (July 27-28, 2017)
  5. Two days Workshop on “Learning the Craft of Writing” organized jointly by IIPA J&K Kashmir and Central University of Kashmir. (Nov. 20 & 21, 2017)
  6. Prelude Conference “Demonetizations and its Impact” (Sept. 28, 2017)
  7. Lecture on “Technology a Key factor in Rural Development of J&K State lecture by Dr. Sudershan Kumar”.  (April 10, 2017)
  8. Lecture on “SARFAESI Fons Juris of Federalism and National Patriotism lecture by Prof. K.L. Bhatia. (May 22, 2017)
  9. 16th Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Debate on the: Topic “In the opinion of the house, GDP Slide due to Demonetization and GST Implementation is a Pain for Gain”. (Nov. 23, 2017)
  10. 8th Sat Paul Sahni Memorial Lecture on Challenges before Indian Media Today. (Jan. 20, 2018)
  11. Panel Discussion on “Violence against Health Care Professionals in J&K”. (Mar. 17, 2018)
  12. Special Lecture in Collaboration with Department of National Security Studies Central University of Jammu on Indo-Pak Relations lecture delivered by Amb. TCA Raghavan, Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan.  (Mar.27, 2018)
  13. 5th Shri Ram Sahai Memorial Lecture on Effectiveness of GST delivered by Jenab Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Chief Information Commissioner J&K.  (Mar. 28, 2018)
  14. Training Programme on “Management Competencies”.  (April 22, 2017)
  15. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volume: VIII No. (June 2017)
  16. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volume: VIII No. 2 (Nov. 2017)



Other Activities

  1. To mark the 72nd Republic Day, flag hosting ceremony was organised (Jan.26, 2021) Complex.


  1. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volume : XI July 2020 No. 1
  2. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volume : XI December 2020 No. 2



Shri B.R.Sharma
Phone: 0191-2546087

Prof. Alka Sharma
Phone: 0191-2434006

Address for Communication
IIPA Jammu & Kashmir Regional Branch 3/6,
Channi Himmat Colony,
Near PNB
Jammu-180015 (J&K)

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