Indian Institute of Public Administration was established by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on March 29, 1954. As the Institute’s first President for a decade, Prime Minister Nehru placed great emphasis on ‘de-colonializing’ the mind- set of administration, making it more people- oriented. And he placed a great responsibility on the IIPA to enhance the frontiers of knowledge in public policy and governance through applied research and education as well as training of administrators to serve the people of India. Enhancing leadership and managerial qualities on the one hand and developing a service- orientation on the other are the thrust areas of the Institute’s education and training activities. Its faculty is involved with research work mainly to simplify procedures and suggest policy changes to ensure improved delivery of public services. The Institute nurtures close academic association with universities, research centers, training institutions and government departments. Another important sponsorship is the series of managerial skill-development engagements for senior scientists supported by the Department of Science and Technology. Customized programs for industry especially in areas of their interface with Government at all levels and activating knowledge centers in Ministries and State Governments are new initiatives.
IIPA houses a full-fledged centre for Environment, Climate Change and Drought administration and has the expertise to conduct capacity building programs related to Climate Change and other environmental phenomena. IIPA connects with a range of clientele of different ministries including MoWR River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, MHA, MoEF& CC, DST, and NDMA besides World Bank, UN, UNICEF and other international agencies. The institution has a fully active DST wing which conducts training programmes sponsored by DST throughout the year.
The major activities of the Institute are: Training, research, advisory and consultancy services, information dissemination and exchange.
SEEDS Technical Services is a professional organization that seeks to protect the lives and livelihoods of people exposed to natural disasters and living in disaster prone areas by providing technical services to governments, non-profit organizations, corporate agencies and communities. It is an affiliate of the non-profit organization SEEDS that primarily engages in shelter reconstruction and adopts locally based approaches to reduce the impact of future disasters on communities at risk.
SEEDS Technical Services with its small team of committed individuals has reached out to families affected by earthquakes, floods and cyclones; restored schools and homes; and has invariably put its faith in education to build long term resilience. It continues to advocate for and involve with communities across Asia to ensure a safer and sustainable world.