National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) will host the first-of-its kind inter-service workshop. The other national academies meant for IAS, IPS, railway personnel etc. will host similar week-long interactive sessions in future.
The DoPT, which is the cadre controlling authority of IAS officers, has asked all ministries and departments in Government of India and state governments to send nominations of suitable IAS officers having 12 to 14 years of seniority i.e. officers from the 1998 to 2000 batches for the event. Five IAS officers will be shortlisted for attending the inter-services workshop at NADT, Nagpur to be held between April 29 and May 3.
It is also proposed that annually, at least one Group A officer of 12 to 14 years of experience should be nominated by Central Services and All India Services for a similar workshop at different Academies of Central Services and All India Services. The minimum duration of such an event should be a week, with about 50 participants. The government will bear the expenses.
The composition of services in 50-batch session will be as follows: 5 IAS, 5 IPS, 5 Indian Forest Service, 2 Indian Foreign Service, 5 Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax), 5 Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise), 2 Indian Audit and Accounts Service, 2 Indian Railway Traffic Service, 2 Indian Railway Personnel Service, 1 Indian Railway Accounts Service, 2 Indian Postal Service, 1 Indian Civil Accounts Service, 1 Indian Defence Accounts Service, 1 Indian Trade Service, 1 Indian Defence Estates Service, 1 Indian Corporate Law Service, 1 Indian Information Service, 1 Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, 1 Indian Ordnance Factories Service, 2 Indian Economic Service, 1 Indian Statistical Service, 1 Indian Legal Service, 2 Central Secretariat Service, according to a concept paper released as a part of an office memorandum dated March 28, 2013.