What is the training schedule of an IPS Officer?

The cadre of the Indian Police Service is apprised as the still frame of national law and order. So, the training of the selected IPS officers takes a long time of 3 years.

The information about the training that the IPS officers go through in the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad and their allotted state cadres can inspire the UPSC aspirant’s preparation journey.

 I am giving here the details of the training imparted to the IPS trainees.

 The trainee IPS officers gone through a very tough scheduled training and it is termed as the most dynamic and arduous in India as the officers of this branch of the All India Services have to lead the civilian police forces as well as the central armed police forces in all the Indian States and Union Territories.

The officers of the All India Services are appointed through a very rigorous and cut throat competitive Civil Services Examination. It is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission. All selected officer trainees are equal as they attend the four-month duration foundation course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).

The LBSNAA Academy focuses not only on the All India Services capacity building or institutional strengthening but also on the inter-services camaraderie and cooperation.

The foundation Course is intended for the new recruits to the All India Services and the Central Services Group A. It imparts the newly recruited officer trainees with requisite skills, knowledge and attitude to bear responsibility as public servants.

The Department of Personnel and Training through its attached office, ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie conducts 15 weeks Common Foundation Course for All India Service Officers and other Group ‘A’ Officers recruited through Civil Services Examination conducted by the UPSC. The Foundation Course focuses on orientation of Officer Trainees to the administrative, social, economic and political environment of the country, generate awareness of the challenges and opportunities within the Civil Services and foster greater coordination among the members of different Civil Services by building ‘esprit de corps’. It also includes a wide array of co-curricular activities such as trek, village visit, athletics meet.

 After completion of the Foundation Course, a 22 weeks Phase – I Professional Training, 6 weeks Phase – II Training and 53 weeks District Training is conducted for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officers by LBSNAA. Similarly, other Cadre Controlling Authorities conduct professional training programmes for their Officers through their respective Training Institutes.

 Expenditure incurred by the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie for the Common Foundation Course & All India Service Officers and other Group ‘A’ Officers from the past years’ costs in crores each year to the tax payer’s money.

The main objectives of the foundation course are:

  • All-round development of the personality of an officer trainee that is intellectual, moral, physical and aesthetic.
  • To foster the spirit of cooperation and coordination among various public services.

 The effectiveness of this training is ensured through feedback from participants of various training courses (i.e. the Foundation Course, Phase I & Phase II) as well as the evaluation through examination.

 After the foundation phase, the officers of the Indian Administrative Service continue their professional training at the academy, while officers of other services proceed to their respective staff colleges such as

  • The Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service, India for Indian Foreign Service officers.
  • The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad for Indian Police Service officers.
  • The Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun for Indian Forest Service officers.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) is tasked with transforming young IPS officer trainees into professional police officers. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, SVPNPA), Hyderabad is the Indian national institute for training of the Indian Police Service (IPS) officers. This is the premier police training institution in the country for the officers of the Police Service. So that, the officers can be placed on the responsible positions throughout India and abroad. After the training in the SVPNPA the OTs are sent to send respective state cadres to carry out their duties.

What are the top two services one can get after securing a good rank in the UPSC CSE?

UPSC Civil Services Examination is considered as one of the toughest examinations of the globe. It is also termed as the mother of all examinations. Every year when the UPSC issues notification for the Civil Services Examination then lakhs of aspirants applies for it. But after the declaration of the final result only a handful of candidates get a chance to serve the nation as a part of the member of the prestigious All India Services.

To become a member of the highly reputed civil services is a common dream of the youth of the nation. Although, it requires patience, perseveration, dedication and extremely hard work to get through the exam. The services selected candidates join after qualifying the civil services examination helps build a stronger nation. The services covered under the Civil Services are divided into two categories of Group A and Group B. Here, I will provide you the details about the top two All India Services.

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) the premier service of the Government of India was constituted in 1946. Prior to that Indian Imperial Service (1893-1946) was in force. The civil services have been a hallmark of governance in India. The Constitution provides that without depriving the States of their right to form their own Civil Services there shall be an All India service recruited on an All- India basis with common qualifications, with a uniform scale of pay and the members of which alone could be appointed to these strategic posts throughout the Union. No wonder that Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, one of the eminent leaders of the freedom struggle referred to the ICS as the steel frame of the country. The civil services, therefore, represent the essential spirit of our nation - unity in diversity. IAS officer is responsible for the maintenance of law and order, revenue administration, and general administration in the area under him.

IPS - Indian Police Service

The Indian Police Service or IPS is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India. In 1948, a year after India gained independence from Britain, the Indian (Imperial) Police, was replaced by the Indian Police Service. The First Police Commission, appointed on 17 August 1865, contained detailed guidelines for the desired system of police in India and defined the police as a governmental department to maintain order, enforce the law, and to prevent and detect crime. The Indian Police Service is not a force itself, but a service providing leaders and commanders to staff the state police and all-India Central Armed Police Forces. Its members are the senior officers of the police. IPS officers are eligible for raise in salary and promotions in their career span. The promotions take place after evaluating the performance on the basis of Annual Performance Appraisal Reports, Vigilance Clearance and scrutiny of an overall record of the officer.