(Administrative Report) V. T. Krishnamachari Committee (1962) "Part-1"

(Administrative Report) V. T. Krishnamachari Committee (1962) "Part-1"


1. Training in the National Academy

The system of training of IAS officers recruited directly in the National Academy is described. The following suggestions are made in regard to the National Academy and its courses of training:

(1) An advisory council may be set up to give guidance to the Director of the Academy.
(2) Rural development may be included as a subject of study in the foundational course.
(3) Visits to one or two rural development centres and study in the Planning Commission for two or three days may be included in the programme of Bharat Darshan.

2. Probationary training in the States

The systems of practical training in th2 different States are summarised. The following five recommendations are made with regard to the course of training of IAS probationers in the States:

(1) The period of training should be fixed at 18 months.
(2) Probationers should be appointed to hold the concerned offices for enabling them to learn important categories of work like revenue work, survey and settlement, treasury work and community development.
Probationers should work as additional B.D.O.s for a minimum period of 3 months. Branches of work which are relatively not so important can be learnt by the probationers by being attached to the officers in charge.
(3) I.A.S. probationers should do case work. They should be instructed by experienced district magistrates in methods of dealing with law and order situations.
(4) The scheme of departmental examinations should be revised.
(5) Probationers should be posted for training under carefully selected collectors who should be required to send periodical confidential reports on the work done by them and their capacity in general.

3. Postings of IAS officers in the initial years of service

To enable IAS officers to gain varied experience, their postings during the first 5 to 6 years may conform to the following pattern:

Practical training ……………………………………. 18 months
Charge of a sub-division………………………………18-24 months

Under Secretary to the State Government and
deputy to a head of department (both these courses of training are equally useful) ………………..18-24 months

Charge of a district…………………………………… Towards the end of the sixth or in the seventh year of service

Note: - All sub-divisional officers should be actively associated with the community development programme.

4. Refresher Courses

Reorientation courses of three months' duration to directly recruited IAS officers with 6 to 10 years' service and those promoted to IAS from the State Services and short courses, seminars conferences, etc. lasting a week to a month for the benefit of senior officers need to be specially emphasised in the context of the growing complexity of the administrative problems. A regular programme should be drawn by the Home Ministry with the assistance of the other Ministries for this purpose after reviewing carefully the facilities available at the Academy, the Central Institute of Study and Research in Community Development, the Staff College at Hyderabad, the Indian Institute of Public Administration, the National Council of Applied Economic Research and other similar institutions.


Every State Government should make as accurate a forecast as possible (1) of the requirements of personnel in State Civil Service Class I corresponding to deputy collectors and State Civil Service Class II corresponding to tahsildars for the next 5 years, and (2) review the methods of recruitment and systems of training in force.

The factors to be taken into account in estimating the additional needs are indicated. The progress made in making estimates regarding additional requirements in the States is briefly mentioned. From the information furnished by the State Government, it is obvious that there will have to be annual recruitment on a fairly large scale to the State Civil Services if the needs in the coming years 'are to be met. The percentage fixed for filling up vacancies in Class I and Class II by direct recruitment through competitive examination varies in different States.

Direct recruitments have been irregular in the past and in some States they had been kept in abeyance for as long a period as 15 to 20 years. It is recommended that all State Governments should amend their rules to enable a minimum of 50 % of the posts in the State Civil Service Class I and .50 % of the posts in the State Civil Service Class II to be recruited by competitive examination held by the State Public Service Commissions. Regular annual examination should be held to make such recruitment according to a carefully devised programme.

Block development officers belonging to State Civil Service Class II are eligible for promotion to the State Civil Service Class I. Block extension officers who are promoted as block development officers may be promoted to the State Civil Service Class I or in their parent departments according to their fitness. In Madras and Andhra a small proportion of the posts of block development officers are held by deputy tahsildar. These are being steadily replaced by officers corresponding to State Civil Service Class II. This process should be completed soon.

It is suggested that a group might be set up in the Planning Commission with representatives of the Ministries of Home Affairs and Community Development, Panchayati Raj and Cooperation to keep in continuous touch with the progress of recruitment to Class I and Class II Services in States and offer such advice as may be needed from time to time.

The present arrangements in the-States for the training of directly recruited officers to State Civil Service Class I and State Civil Service Class II are briefly stated.

Like the IAS officers, State Civil Service officers should learn important categories of work by holding the concerned posts and should do case work and receive special instructions in law and order problems.

Establishment of training institutes in States where there are none either individually or jointly for two or more States with the help of the National Academy is suggested. The recommendations regarding the institutional training are (a) common foundational course for officers of State Civil Services and officers of State technical service; (b) instructions in the laws and regulations etc. pertaining to their future services for the direct recruits to the State Civil Services; and (c) fixation of the period of training in the institutes for these officers at six months. The need for coordination between the State training institutes and the orientation and study centres run by the Ministry of Community Development, Panchayati Raj and Cooperation is stressed. Organisation of refresher courses for State Civil Service officers who have put in 6 to 8 years of service in the State training institutes and conducting of seminars and refresher courses for senior officers at the Central 1nstitutions are suggested.


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