Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1) Objective/ Purpose of the Public Authority:
The Gopabandhu Academy of Administration (GAA) was established to train officers of the state civil service and All India Services like the IAS and IES at the point of induction into the state government service.
2) Mission/ Vision Statement of the public authority:
Gopabandhu Academy of Administration has been established as the premier training institute under the State Government (GA Department) for training of its administrative officers. The chief mandate of this organization is to train the Odisha Administrative Service probationers and the Indian Administrative Service and Indian Forest Service probationers assigned to the Odisha cadres.
The Academy also conducts other training programmes for Government Officers as follows:
i) Refresher training Programmes and executive development programmes for the middle and senior level state government officers.
ii) Short duration training courses sponsored by DoPT, Government of India for in service officers under the State Government.
iii) In-Service Programmes for the officers of the Indian Forest Service.
iv) Special Training programmes sponsored by Govt. of Odisha Departments of central Govt. Ministries.
v) Training courses for Trainers sponsored by DoPT.
v) Disaster Management Centre of the Academy conducts various disaster related training programmes with assistance from Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.
vi) The Academy conducts symposiums, conferences and special studies as and when required.
vii) After merger of the erstwhile State Gazetters Establishment, the Academy has taken over the responsibility of publishing Odisha District Cazetteers.
viii) The Academy has implemented projects namely "Capacity Building for Access to information", Strengthening Capacity building and Awarness Generation for effective implementation of RTI Act", plan scheme "training for all" and "Capacity Building for poverty Reduction" sponsored by UNDP and DFID respectively through DoPT, Government of India, New Delhi.
3) Brief history of the public authority and context of its formation:
The Gopabandhu Academy of Administration (GAA) was set up in its earlier incarnation as the Administrative Officers Training School (AOTS) in May, 1958 at Hirakud in Sambalpur District. The objective behind the creation of this Institute was to build an efficient bureaucracy to cater to the administrative and developmental needs of the State in a newly independent nation. Therefore, the main function of the Institute was to train the Officers of the Odisha Administrative Service. The AOTS was rechristened later on as Gopabandhu Academy of Administration after Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das, a great son of Odisha, who has left an indelible mark in the fields of freedom movement and selfless social service. The Academy was shifted to its present permanent campus in Bhubaneswar in August, 1989.
4) Duties of the public authority:
To impart training to the officers of the State Government as described in the objective.
5) Main activities/ functions of the public authority:
To impart training as mentioned earlier.
6) List of services being provided by the public authority with a brief write-up on them:
i) Providing induction training to officers of Odisha Administrative Service.
ii) Providing district training for officers of the Indian Administrative Service allotted to the Odisha Cadre.
iii) Providing induction training to Indian Forest Service officers allotted to the Odisha Cadre.
iv) Providing in-service training to officers of different government departments and public sector undertakings.
7) Expectation of the public authority from the public for enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency:
Organization has no public interface.
8) Addresses of the main office and other offices at different levels. (Please categories the addresses district wise for facilitating the understanding):
Gopabandhu Academy of Administration, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar Dist- Khurda, Pin -751023
9) Working Hours of the Office:
10.00 a.m. 05.00 p.m.