FOUNDATION COURSE (15 WEEKS) => IAS PROFESSIONAL COURSE, PHASE–I [26 WEEKS] => DISTRICT TRAINING (52 WEEKS) =>
IAS PROFESSIONAL COURSE PHASE-II (8 WEEKS) => FIELD POSTING.
FOUNDATION COURSE (15 WEEKS):
It is a fifteen-week course conducted from September to December every year. The course aims at imparting a basic understanding of the constitutional, political, socio-economic and legal framework of the country; and also fostering greater co-ordination among the members of the different public services by building esprit-de-corps and cultivating an attitude of co-operation and inter-dependence.
IAS PROFESSIONAL COURSE, PHASE–I [26 WEEKS] :
After completion of the Foundation course, the IAS Officer Trainees and trainees of Royal Bhutan Civil Service undergo the Professional Course Phase-I for 26 weeks. This course aims to develop and hone the professional skills in handling a large range of responsibilities that an officer shoulders within the first ten years of service. Emphasis is laid on understanding public systems and their management, together with a grounding in Public Administration, Law, Economics and Computer Applications. During the first part of Phase-I, the Officer Trainees are sent on a 9 weeks Winter Study Tour [Bharat Darshan] comprising of attachments with the three Armed Forces, Public Sector, Private Sector Units, Municipal Bodies, Voluntary Agencies, specially those working in difficult conditions, and civil administration in insurgency affected areas etc. The Officer Trainees are required to maintain a detailed account of their activities and visits by means of a daily diary, which is used for assessment. They are also required to make presentations on their experience and learning upon their return. These attachments give the officers an opportunity to experience the diverse mosaic of our country. They also get an opportunity to see and understand closely the functioning of various organizations. The stay at villages as part of the Winter Study Tour and exposure to grass-root realities of our country sensitizes the Officer Trainees to the plight of the citizenry. Interaction with grass-root level political executive also aids their understanding of democratic institutions. Stress is laid on local self-government institutions being respected and helped as facilitators in the process of development.
DISTRICT TRAINING (52 WEEKS) :
During the District Training the officer trainees learn about the various facets of administration at the district level. During this period they are under the direct control of the District Collector and the State Government. They get an opportunity to get first hand knowledge of the work of the Collector /District Magistrate and various other institutions in the State Government.They may also get an opportunity of holding independent charge as Tehsildar/Mamlatdar, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Block Development Officer, District Development Officer or Chief Executive Officer of Municipality. The officer trainees are required to do assignments for the Academy, based on field studies in the district.
IAS PROFESSIONAL COURSE PHASE-II (8 WEEKS) :
While theoretical concepts are sought to be imparted in the Foundation and Phase-I courses, the ground level realities are studied during the District Training. Phase-II is a time to share the experience gathered, as all the officer trainees return to the Academy from different Districts in India. The course content of Phase-II is designed to consolidate the learning and assimilation of the District experiences gained over one year in the field with the theoretical constructs taught earlier.In 2009, Phase II training of 2008 batch was done from June 15-August 7,2010.