Indian Institute of Public Administration is a society registered under Societies Registration Act 1860. It has an active membership all over India. The members of IIPA are the persons active in the field of public administration. To be a member of IIPA is a prestigious thing and the criteria to grant membership is quite stringent. Public Representatives, Civil Servants and Academicians, serving or retired who have contributed significantly to the area of public administration and governance are normally granted the membership of IIPA.
The Executive Council of IIPA chaired by the Hon'ble Union Minister of State, DoPT & Chairman, is the Comptent Authorty to grant various types of membership of IIPA. A Screening Committee is constituted for scrutinising the application forms for membership as per the criteia laid down in the Memorandum of Association and Rules of IIPA amended from time to time and recommeding the names to the Executive Council for final approval of the membership.
One of the main objectives of IIPA is spread and dissemination of the knowledge and practices of public administration. In furtherence of this objective, IIPA has established its branches across every nook and corner of India. Some of the earliest branches to be established by IIPA has been Maharashtra Regional Branch at Mumbai, Karnataka Regional Branch at Bangalore, Puducherry Branch etc. The Institute has 67 Regional / Local Branches in the country for furtherance of the objectives of the Institute and to promote exchange of ideas on current trends and practice in public administration to public servants, academics, students and the IIPA members at the local level.
IIPA has 24 Regional Branches located mainly at State Capitals.
|07-Himachal Pradesh||08-Jammu & Kashmir||09-Jharkhand||10-Karnataka||11-Kerala||12-Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh|
|13-Maharashtra||14-Manipur||15-Meghalaya||16-Mizoram||17-Odisha||18-Punjab & Chandigarh|
|19-Rajasthan||20-Tamil Nadu||21-Telangana & Andhra Pradesh||22-Uttar Pradesh||23-Uttarakhand||24-West Bengal|
IIPA has 43 Local Branches located normally at district headquarters / important cities.