New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singhwas briefed here today about the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, being observed this year.
Director of the Academy, Shri Sanjiv Chopra, gave Dr Jitendra Singh a resume of the prestigious Academy since the time it moved from Metcalfe House in New Delhi to Charleville Estate, Mussoorie in 1959, and has come a long way and witnessed immense growth both in academics as well as infrastructure.
Complimenting the LBSNAA Director for the glorious 60 years of the Academy, Dr Jitendra Singh said the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has today emerged as the leading Civil Services in the world and is being emulated by its counterparts in other countries. He said, while countries like Bhutan already have an arrangement for training their Civil Service Officers at the Mussoorie Academy along with the Indian Probationers, in recent years more and more number of countries are entering into an arrangement with India to avail of the exchange programmes at the academic level.
Shri Sanjiv Chopra requested Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also the Minister-in-charge of the prestigious LBSNAA Academy, to be the chief guest at the Annual Day function of the Academy on 1stSeptember. Extending the invitation, Shri Chopra said the Annual Day will be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Academy and reassure the nation that we are committed to deliver the best training to the Civil Servants for improving their capability, performance and productivity.