The Academy

Established in 1959 in Mussoorie as the National Academy of Administration by merging the IAS Training School, Delhi and the IAS Staff College, Shimla, the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration has gained global recognition and stature as a world-class institution for training career civil servants.

Objectives
The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) is India’s premier institution dedicated to training Officers of the country’s higher civil services. Its mandate includes the following:

  1. Induction level training to members of the All India Services and Central Services (Group A) through a common Foundation Course
  2. Induction-level professional training for officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  3. Mid-career training for IAS officers
  4. Induction training for officers promoted to the IAS from the State Civil Services