Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration




The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) was set up in 1959 at Mussoorie near Dehradun. It is a research and training institute on public policy and public administration in India. The institute imparts training to members of the All India Services and Central Services through a common Foundation Course and regular recruits to the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) at a professional level.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration is operated by Union Government of India and is located in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. The academy conducts training sessions for the civil services officers of Indian Administrative Services, Indian Police Services, Indian Forest Services, Indian Foreign Services, and other Group A Central Services. In addition, it conducts workshops and seminars for specific subjects. The trainee officers of Indian Administrative Services are awarded an MA degree in the Public Management from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

The LBSNAA embodies a unique coexistence of academic rigour and intellectual freedom. Participants from all over India meet, interact and learn from each other. Facilities include spacious and well-equipped lecture rooms, conference halls, auditorium, library, mess, hostel, sports complex, dispensary, bank, post office, EPABX, computer lab, and the Internet. Upma Chowdary is the incumbent director of the LBSNAA at present.

The primary focus of the facilities at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration is on teaching. One will find here:
  • SVGA projectors to handle computer screens and VCR output
  • Slide and overhead projectors
  • Video recording of classroom sessions
The academy dispensary provides medical services. It is manned by a Senior Medical Officer, a Lady Medical Officer, nursing and technical staff. A pathology lab, an X-ray unit, and a free homeopathic dispensary are attached. Serious cases are referred by visiting specialists to hospitals nearby.

The center of social life is the Officers Mess, managed by the Mess Committee. It organizes formal and informal evenings.

A coffee machine, cable television, and various indoor games are provided in the Officers' Lounge.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration has gained a reputation for the excellent training it provides to cadres and officers from different levels of the Indian administrative services.

Last Updated on January 7, 2019