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Director's Desk

Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM) has long been acknowledged as an Institute that conducts quality training programmes using state of the art training techniques to provide the participants an environment supporting accelerated learning towards efficiency and the public good.

Since its inception in 1948, the Institute has stood tall as a beacon of excellence in the area of training. ISTM, inter-alia, imparts induction and refresher training to the Central Secretariat Officers, Officers from Group ‘A’ Civil Services, State Civil Services (SCS) Officers, PSEs executives and Orientation Course for Middle Management level of All India Services officers posted in the Central Secretariat.

At the zenith of governance lies the Central Secretariat, a hub of activity where officers oversee the nation's flagship programs and policies with the sole objective to transform the development canvas of the country with citizens at the top.

ISTM's vision is laser-focused on excellence, striving tirelessly to elevate the quality of its content, methodology, and delivery of learning resources. Through continuous refinement and feedback integration, it endeavours to set new standards in instructional design. 

With a diverse portfolio of training programs, ISTM caters comprehensively to the needs of officers at all levels. From induction and refresher courses to specialized orientation programs, the Institute enables participants with the tools and knowledge required for effective role management. 

 Central to ISTM's success is its distinguished faculty, whose expertise and dedication enrich the learning environment. Committed to training of the highest order with the goal of efficiency and the public good, ISTM actively participates in initiatives like Mission Karmayogi and leads the charge in developing role-based competency models. A wealth of e-content hosted on platforms like iGoT Karma Yogi portal underscores the institute's dedication to providing top-quality learning experiences.

However, the quest for knowledge knows no bounds. ISTM extends a warm invitation to eminent experts from diverse spheres to share their insights on capacity building, public policy implementation, and administrative sciences. Besides, contributions in the form of research articles for the ISTM Research Journal are eagerly sought, fostering a learning culture of collaboration and intellectual growth.

As India strides towards a developed nation, ISTM remains steadfast in its mission. With a focus on citizen-centric delivery strategies, it will continue to empower government personnel with the skills and values needed to navigate the challenges of a rapidly evolving landscape.

I thank you for your interest in ISTM and encourage you to enroll yourself in one of the training programmes of your interest and avail benefits of ISTM’s professional knowledge, experience and competence for creating a mutually enriching learning environment.


Rajiv Manjhi 

Director, ISTM