Training Course


Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA)

Sponsored by the Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, the 48th Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) is a ten months’ programme, designed for senior officers of the All India Services, Central Services, Defence Services, Technical Services and officers of State Governments.

The Programme is a unique blend of theory and practice that gives the participants exposure to the associated concepts, skills, and techniques. It also provides an opportunity for peer-group learning. The purpose is to enhance the sensibilities, sensitivities, and capabilities of the participants to explore innovative options and choices. The programme develops a critical analysis of policy and service delivery mechanisms at inter-governmental, national, regional, and/or at the levels of local government. It aims at honing practical knowledge and skills to deal with management and policy analysis issues across the spectrum of governance.

About 1551 administrators/officers from All-India and Central Services including those from the armed forces and a few foreign countries and teachers of Indian Universities have participated in the programme since 1975, the year of its inception. A good number of APPPA participants have subsequently excelled in their respective services and many of them have moved on to occupy important positions in the Government of India and the state governments. The programme fosters a permanent alliance between the IIPA and its participants. The continuation of a vibrant IIPA Alumni Association bears testimony to this.

48th APPPA Programme Outline

From the Director General's Desk

Dear friends,


Let me welcome you to IIPA’s Forty-Eighth Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA). This professional programme is a customized ten-month course for senior officers of the All India and Central Services including the Defence Services. It is designed to help the participants to renew their domain knowledge and sharpen their administrative skills. Over the past decades, APPPA is known to have opened many new windows of research, learning, and further academic opportunities for participants. 

Some of your predecessors have found a spontaneous outlet of enthusiasm and academic inclination in the course that took them beyond this M.Phil. into a Ph.D. programme, a route that IIPA would be eager to support for you too. The dissertation exercise, a very important component of the APPPA, develops skills with a research orientation among participants in a subject area of their choice. We teach appropriate research methodologies in the initial segment of the course itself so that writing in an academic format becomes a primary outcome. 

The course has been shaped over the last forty-seven years to present before you a total package of social, political, economic, and administrative knowledge. This theoretical base is sprinkled with management, finance, and technology-related perspectives that our large database of case-studies brings up continuously. 

48th Batch is unique in many ways. We will expose them with Mission KarmaYogi mindset with training modules on Ethos Ethics Efficiency and Productivity as core value. Rules to Role Transformation is almost like change in operating system  a shift from WINDOWS TO ANDROID. 

The proud tradition of indian knowledge system from Sukraniti Yagavlakya Smriti and Manu Smirit and Artha Shastr tradition -respect for Gurukul in Digital Era will be another highlight of learning from India for managing India. 

The IIPA library with over two lakh books and electronic databases is one of the biggest resources available to you during the ten months of the course and beyond. Group- discussions and debates, field visits, presentations, and the study visits together create a long-lasting camaraderie among participants and faculty, besides making learning a fun-filled exercise. 

I am sure that you would find the programme personally fulfilling, professionally rewarding, and intellectually stimulating

S.N. Tripathi
Director General, IIPA
Place: New Delhi;
 Date: 1 July 2022



Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) was established in 1954 as an autonomous society. It was set up in the atmosphere of post-independence enthusiasm and was a direct result of the support of its founding father. Set up on the lines recommended by Dr. Paul H. Appleby, the then Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in his work on public administration in India. IIPA represents the hopes of the times, rich history of governance in transition, and houses a vast knowledge- base of administrative and managerial experience. As an institution of learning and research, IIPA caters to the research and capacity enhancement needs of government at the Union and States. Through rigorous action-planning and follow up, the Institute supports various organs of government to improve delivery mechanisms and enhance the capacity of personnel in government and public service

In the fast-changing political, social, and economic milieu, nationally and globally, centralization co-exists with decentralization, independence with interdependence, and sovereign state power with supranational entities. The focus has shifted from Government to Governance and more recently in contemporary India to the minimum government - maximum governance. The thrust is on reforms, transparency, accountability, and ethics for citizencentric governance.

The Institute stimulates not only a study of the theoretical and practical aspects of public administration but also directly trains multiple layers of civil services, defence services, state services, and scholars in the discipline, art, and practice of administration in the country. Through continuous programmes of research, education, training, advisory and consultancy services, conferences and seminars, case studies, the publication of journals and books devoted to research in various fields of administration, IIPA, over the past almost seven decades has made a significant contribution to various sectors of public administration at the Union, state and local levels. Its competent and multi-disciplinary faculty members, specializing in various areas of contemporary relevance, bring considerable value to the Institute and adds to professional confidence of participants.



The IIPA Library has a collection of over 2.26 lakh volumes of books and periodicals. It receives over 270 current periodicals. The collection of IIPA library is particularly rich in the areas of public administration, management sciences, economics, planning and development, political science, sociology, development studies, history, law, rural, urban and gender studies, e-governance, and consumer studies. The Public Document Section of the Library, which contains Census publications, reports of committees and commissions, National Sample Surveys, and Annual Reports of various ministries and departments of the Government of India and international organisations, is acknowledged as one of the richest collections in the country. The library also maintains the press clippings of articles and news items published in various newspapers. Most of the Library functions and services are computerized and the complete catalogue is available online. The computerised library database has over 1.36 lakh records related to books and reports and 1.22 lakh records relating to periodical articles. Library subscribes to ABI/inform database, facilitating access to around 4000 titles, out of which 3000 titles are in full text, besides, the database also facilitates access to 500 business case studies and 20,000 business and management dissertations. Besides, the users have access to the JSTOR database which primarily contains 2701 archival journals, besides 269 current journals. It provides full-text searches of almost 2000 journals. Library provides remote access to all these resources anywhere and anytime. The ‘Digital Knowledge Repository’, comprising various forms of intellectual output developed in- house, is arranged under various categories and can be accessed at: www. There is a separate reading room equipped with ICT facilities exclusively for the APPPA participants wherein multiple copies of books comprising essential and suggested readings for the APPPA course are available. The Library is open on all days from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 pm except Sundays and on national holidays (26th January, 15th August and 2nd October) and Diwali, Dussehra and Holi.


The Computer Centre is equipped with a host of servers, work stations, printers , and LAN to provide highspeed Internet services. This Centre caters to IIPA’s in-house requirements for research and training. The Centre has a good collection of software both for general use and also for specialized applications like SPSS. The functioning of this Centre has been augmented with the support of the Ministry of Information Technology (GOI) for capacity building in the area of e-Governance. The Computer-based practical sessions of APPPA are held in the computer lecture hall of the Centre which remains open during usual office hours. Apart from this, we also have a dedicated Computer Centre for APPPA participants.


Situated in the campus of the Institute, the hostel has a limited number of double room family suites. These are allotted to the participants attending APPPA, subject to availability and charges as per rules.


The Institute has an Honorary Medical Officer who is available in the Hostel for consultation during 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Course Directors

Course Director

ALOK, V.N.: Ph.D. in Economics

Dr V N Alok is a Professor in the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and has been teaching public finance since 1999. He has been the Member of Delhi Finance Commission and contributed, to almost all successive Union and State Finance Commissions since 1995 in different capacities. He conceptualized the ‘devolution index’, by ranking States, and constructed it annually during 2009-15. On the basis, the Prime Minister awarded the top ranked States every year on the National Panchayat Day celebrated on the 24th April. more...

E-mail  : vnalok@ Phone No. +91-11-23468313

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Additional Course Director
logoKUSUM, LATA: Ph.D. in Urban Planning from School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) New Delhi

Areas of Interest: Urban Planning, Development, Management & Governance; Planning of City and its region; Urban and Regional Infrastructure Planning and Management; Urban e-Governance; Application of GIS in Urban Sector; Inclusive development; etc.

Email: kusumlata@;  Phone No. +91-11-23468442






Mission Karmayogi

  1. Next Generation Reforms in Civil Service- Dr Mamta Pathania
  2. FRACing-Shift from Rule to Role- Prof Ashok Vishandass
  3. Mission Karmayogi-Ethos- Prof. Suresh Misra
  4. Mission Karmayogi-Ethics- Prof K K Pandey
  5. Mission Karmayogi-Equity- Prof V K Sharma
  6. Mission Karmayogi-Efficiency- Dr Neetu Jain
  7. Mission Karmayogi-Productivity- Prof Ashok Vishandass
  8. Mission Karmayogi-Institutional Innovation (CBC,NRA, Lateral Entry)- Dr V N Alok
Training Faculty
People First Dr. Neetu Jain
Strategic Thinking Dr P K Taneja
Organisational Awareness Dr Suresh Misra
Commitment to the Organisation Dr Mamta Pathania
 Leading Others Dr Sachin Chouwdhry
Integrity Dr K K Pandey
Self Confidence Dr. Nupur Tiwari
 Attention to Detail Dr G Mohapatra
Taking Accountability Dr Charru Malhotra
Consultation and Consensus Building Dr Surabhi Pandey
Decision Making Dr Saket Bihari
Empathy Dr V K Sharma
Delegation Dr V N Alok
Results Orientation Dr Roma Mitra
Conceptual Thinking Dr Pawan Taneja
Initiative and Drive Dr Shyamli Singh
Seeking Information Dr Saket Bihari
Planning and Coordination Dr K K Pandey
 Desire for Knowledge Dr Charru Malhotra
Innovative Thinking Dr Kusum Lata
Problem Solving Dr V N Alok
Developing Others Dr Saket Bihari
Self-Awareness and Self-Control Dr Manan Dwivedi
Communication Skills Dr Ashok Vishandas
Team-Working Dr Neetu Jain
Office Management (Parichay) Dr Ashok Vishandas
Human Resourse Management (Disciplinary Work) Dr Amit Singh
Information Management (Court Matters) Dr Sapna Chadah
Compliance Management (Audit) Dr Roma Mitra
Parliamentry Matters (Questions & Committee) Dr Sachin Chouwdhry
Social Media Dr Charru Malhotra

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