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-363




  1. Two days’ Workshop on the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 & the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (May 13-14, 2022)
  2. One day workshop for J&K Police Personnel (DySP’s/SDPO’s) on Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 & the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. (Sept. 10, 2022)
  3. Indian Institute of Public Administration, J&K Regional Branch in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India organized a one day workshop on “Essence of Fire Safety” (Oct.10, 2022)
  4. Seminar on “India's recent notice to Pakistan on Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), its significance and background” (March 25, 2023)
  5. Exhibition cum Interaction Jammu Smart City: Connecting the Dots” (June 18,2022).


  1. Two Day’s Leadership Programme on Developing High Performance Mindset in Public Services for Middle and Senior Level officers of Government of Jammu & Kashmir. (August 26-27, 2022)


  1. Research Project: Proposal on the Working of Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 in J&K.(March 1, 2023)
  2. Research Project: An Evaluation of Education & Socio- Economic status of Scheduled Caste Community in Jammu Region. (March 1, 2023)
  3. Project: documenting District Governance in India (Institutions, Structures and Systems). (October, 2022)
  4. Documentation of the 25th National e- Governance Conference (NeGC) (Nov.26-27, 2022).



  1. Webinar on “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana” M/o of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (Sept.16, 2021)
  2. Webinar (Prelude Conference) on “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan – Theory, Actions and Way Forward” (Oct.17, 2021)
  3. Workshop on Capacity Building Programme on Integrated Sanitation and Waster Management (Oct.30, 2021)
  4. Workshop on The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 & SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989) (March 26, 2022)


  1. 8th Ram Sahai Memorial Lecture on Industrial Policy of J&K (Aug.27, 2021)
  2. Panel Discussion on Climate Action for Sustainable Emerging Paradigms (Dec.03, 2021)
  3. 43rd Annual General Meeting (Jan.8, 2022)
  4. 12th Sat Paul Sahani Memorial Lecture on Indo-China Conflict (Jan.22, 2022)
  5. 20th Annual Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Debate Competition on the Topic “In the Opinion of the House, it is the culture of Sports and not just Government Policy that can improve Indian Medal Tally at Olympics 2024 (March 11, 2022)



  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)More...


Other Activities

  1. To mark the 75th Independence Day, flag hosting ceremony was organised (Aug.15, 2021) Complex and 72nd Republic Day (Jan.26, 2022)

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


  1. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volume : XIII July 2022 No. 1
  2. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volume : XIII December 2022 No. 2
  3. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volume : XII July 2021 No. 1
  4. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volume : XII December 2021 No. 2
  5. IIPA J&K Regional Branch Newsletter Volume : XI July 2020 No. 1
  6. 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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