Singapore: Singapore is playing host to
120 civil servants from the elite Indian Administrative
Service (IAS), who will learn about the city`s best practices
in governance and administration.
The visits by the two batches of IAS officials are
part of Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed on July 1
between Singapore`s Civil Service College (CSC) and the Lal
Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).
The MOC has enabled CSC to foster ties with the Indian
Civil Service and promote exchanges and cooperation in the
capacity building of public officers, said a CSC statement
The first batch of 60 IAS officers completed their
three-day programme today at the CSC while the subsequent
batch would be here from July 29 to August 2, it said.
The Singapore visits are conclusive part of the IAS
two-year management training programme, said the CSC.
The programme was designed to share with these elite
middle managers Singapore`s framework of governance;
principles of human resource and budgetary management;
precepts of leadership; and long-term policy and strategy
development, said the CSC.
"Singapore`s Civil Service has a shared colonial
history with the Indian Civil Service. The College is pleased
to promote exchanges and mutual learning opportunities between
both civil services," it said.