Government of India Training

One Week in Service Training Programme for IAS

In Service Training Programmes for IAS Officers and other Officers working under the Central Staffing Schemes.

General Guidelines of in-services training programmes for IAS Officers.

  • Under the present system of In-services training for IAS officers and officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme, every officer is required to attend a 3-week training programme each year in a block of two years.
  • The eligibility to attend the in-service training programme shall be subject to the following conditions:
    • The officer can attend one 1-week in-service training programme each year in a block of two year.
    • All officers who have attended the Mid Career Training programme may also opt for the week in-service training programme if the officer desires so.
    • All officers who are posted abroad, are exempted from the in-service training programme only for the period of their posting abroad.
  • All the eligible officers are expected to attend training programmes in accordance with the stats given to them unless they are specifically exempted or slotted for mid career training.
  • The officers are requested to opt for those training programmes that are relevant for their current jobs as well as the kind of assignments they are likely to hold in future while slotting an officer for training, the Training Division will take into account his/her job profile and the training that he/she has attended in past, apart from the options indicated by him/her.
  • All the training programmes except those held on Delhi, are r esidential and officers are expected to stay in the Training institutes. They are, however, not expected to take their families along with them as training institutions find it difficult to provide accommodation for the families.

Mid Career Training Programme for IAS

Phase-III Training of the Mandatory Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) for IAS Officers. As per the IAS (PAY) Rules, 2007, undergoing the Phase-III Training is a pre-requisite for granting of “Junior Administrative Grade” (JAG) to IAS Officers.

Phase-IV Training of the Mandatory Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) for IAS officers. As per the IAS (PAY) Rules 2007 (Rules 3(2)(i)), undergoing the Phase-IV Training for granting “Super Time Scale” to IAS officers.

Phase-V Training of the Mandatory Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) for IAS officers. As per the IAS (PAY) Rules 2007 undergoing the Phase V Training is a pre-requisite for granting of increments after completion of 28 years of service to IAS officers.

Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme

Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme is a scheme introduced by the Government of India in 2001 with an objective to upgrade the knowledge & skills of the Government officers as well as to provide exposure to international best practices by deputing them to different long/short term training programmes.

The officers belonging to IAS, CSS and SCS are eligible to undergo foreign training under the scheme. Officers of the other two all India services. Viz., IPS and IFOS and those of other organized group ‘A’ Central Civil Services are eligible under the scheme only when they are holding posts on deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme.

It is mandatory to apply online for the training programmes under the DFFT scheme. A software based eligibility list is generated, followed by a merit list. Based on date available through these lists, a duly constituted committee recommends officers for long term and short term training programmes taking into account the relevance and suitability factors and takes approval of the competent authority.

The applications can be made throughout the year but only after securing admission in the chosen programme/university. However, the

Long term Foreign Training:
These programmes would be for a minimum duration of six months and a maximum of 12 months and would preferably lead to the granting of a certificate diploma or degree.

Short term Foreign Training:
These programmes are of the duration of two weeks to six months.

The international component of the long term public policy programmes being conducted at the IIMs at Bangalore and Ahmedabad, MDI, Gurgaon, and TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi are also funded through the DFFT Scheme.

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