Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration

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Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration
लाल बहादुर शास्त्री राष्ट्रीय प्रशासन अकादमी
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Logo.png
Former name
National Academy of Administration
"शीलं परम भूषणम्"(Sanskrit) (Sheelam Param Bhushanam)
Motto in English
"Character is the highest virtue"
TypeCivil Service training institute
Parent institution
Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
DirectorSrinivas Katikithala, IAS
Shimla and New Delhi till 1972, Currently Mussoorie Uttarakhand

The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) is a civil service training institute on public policy and public administration in India. The academy's main purpose is to train civil servants of the IAS cadre and also conduct the Foundation Course of Group-A Central Civil Services. After completion of training, the trainee officers of IAS cadre are awarded an MA (Public administration) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. It has been functioning under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions since 1985.


A 2009 stamp dedicated to LBSNAA

On April 15, 1958, the then Union Home Minister Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant announced in the Lok Sabha, that the Government would set up a National Academy of Administration, where training would be given to all the recruits of the Civil Services. The Ministry of Home Affairs also decided to amalgamate the IAS Training School, Delhi and the IAS Staff College, Shimla to form a National Academy of Administration to be set up in Mussoorie's Charleville Estate. On the first day of September 1959 curtains were drawn on the training in Metcalfe House.

In India, most officers of the premier civil services of the country are selected through competitive Civil Services Examinations administered by the Union Public Service Commission. Applicants who are accepted attend LBSNAA for a four-month Foundation Course. In this course, the feeling of "equality" among all the trainees is introduced.

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration at Mussoorie

After this, officers of the Indian Administrative Service continue their professional training at the academy, while officers of other services proceed to respective staff colleges, such as the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service in New Delhi for Indian Foreign Service officers. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad for Indian Police Service officers and the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun for Indian Forest Service officers, National Academy of Customs Indirect Taxes and Narcotics for Indian Revenue Service officers, etc.

The academy also began conducting Mid Career Training Programmes for officers of the Indian Administrative Service in 2007. Officers with about 15 years' service who are due to become Joint Secretaries undergo the Phase IV Mid Career Training Programme, while officers with about eight years' service undergo the Phase III Mid Career Training Programme. The academy also conducts a number of short-duration training programmes in various aspects of governance and public administration.

The academy is assisted in research in areas of governance and public administration by a number of research centres, some of them having an autonomous status. The most important research centre of the academy is the National Institute of Administrative Research headed by an executive director. The academy also has the Center for Disaster Management, the Centre for Rural Studies, the Gender Centre, and the Centre for Rural Credit.


The newly constructed Aadharshila and Gyanshila buildings have faculty and staff offices, computer hall and lecture halls. Sampoornanand Auditorium is the largest central hall used for cultural programs and functions. Indira Bhavan campus about 1 km from the main campus hosts the short-term programs.

The academy has a large sports complex, a library, computer facilities and wifi, and several hostels for resident students.[1]


The table chronicles the list of Directors of LBSNAA since its inception in 1959.

Sr. No. Name From To Service Cadre
26 Srinivas R. Katikithala 5 September 2021 ... IAS Gujarat
25 Lok Ranjan 15 April 2021 4 September 2021 IAS Tripura
24 Sanjeev Chopra 1 January 2019 31 March 2021 IAS West Bengal
23 Upma Chowdary 11 December 2016 31 December 2018 IAS Himachal Pradesh
22 Rajeev Kapoor 1 March 2014 9 December 2016 IAS Uttar Pradesh
21 Padamvir Singh 2 December 2010 28 February 2014 IAS Madhya Pradesh
20 Rudhra Gangadharan 6 April 2006 2 September 2009 IAS Kerala
19 D.S. Mathur 29 October 2004 6 April 2006 IAS Madhya Pradesh
18 Binod Kumar 20 January 2003 15 October 2004 IAS Nagaland
17 Wajahat Habibullah 8 November 2000 13 January 2003 IAS Jammu and Kashmir
16 B.S. Baswan 6 October 1996 8 November 2000 IAS Madhya Pradesh
15 N.C. Saxena 25 May 1993 6 October 1996 IAS Uttar Pradesh
14 B.N. Yugandhar 26 May 1988 25 January 1993 IAS Andhra Pradesh
13 R.N. Chopra 6 June 1985 29 April 1988 IAS Madhya Pradesh
12 K. Ramanujam 27 February 1984 24 February 1985 IAS Bihar
11 R.K. Shastri 9 November 1982 27 February 1984 IAS Rajasthan
10 I.C. Puri 16 June 1982 11 October 1982 IAS Punjab
9 P.S. Appu 2 August 1980 1 March 1983 IAS Bihar
8 G.C.L. Joneja 23 July 1977 30 June 1980 IAS Odisha
7 B.C. Mathur 17 May 1977 23 July 1977 IAS Odisha
6 Rajeshwar Prasad 11 May 1973 11 April 1977 IAS Uttar Pradesh
5 D.D. Sathe 19 March 1969 11 May 1973 ICS -
4 K.K. Das 12 July 1968 24 February 1969 ICS -
3 M.G. Pimputkar 4 September 1965 29 April 1968 ICS -
2 S.K. Dutta 13 August 1963 2 July 1965 ICS -
1 A.N. Jha 1 September 1959 30 September 1962 ICS -

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Facilities". Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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Coordinates: 30°28′04″N 78°03′14″E / 30.4677°N 78.0540°E / 30.4677; 78.0540