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Based on the recommendations of the Satish Sawhney Committee, the Level–I : Leadership Development Programme for SsP, (for 3 weeks); Level–II : Management Development Programme for DsIG (for 2 weeks); and Level-III Strategic Management Programme for IsGP (for 1 week) were commenced at the SVP National Police Academy in 2002 with modifications in the methodology, duration and objectives. The State Governments/DsGP were requested to nominate eligible IPS Officers to undergo these in-service training programmes at the SVP NPA. However, the responses received from some of the State Governments were found to be very poor and hence attendance of the officers in the Level-I, II and III Management Courses has been inadequate. Less number of nominations is attributable to non-existence of the link between attendance at these in-service courses and the career progression of participants with special reference to promotion to the next higher ranks, release of next increment, etc.

Given the highly responsible and critic al positions that officers are to hold, it is imperative that they possess the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to discharge their responsibilities effectively. The current system of in-service training has not proved adequate for the purpose. With this in mind and as per the directions of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Home Affairs decided to introduce Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) for IPS Officers, attendance at which would be a mandatory requirement for promotion/ drawing of next increment at certain stages in an Officer’s career.

An Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. Trinath Mishra, IPS (Retd) was constituted by MHA to finalize the design, contents and delivery of MCTP for IPS Officers. The Committee submitted its Report and the same was approved by the MHA in May, 2008. The senior officers namely Dr. G.S. Rajagopal, IPS (Retd), Shri Koshy Koshy, IPS (Retd), Shri V.N. Gaur, IAS, etc. carried out further study on policing in different countries for MCTP.

The approved new scheme for conduct of MCTP for IPS Officers is as follows :-

Sl.No.PhasesName of University/Institution by whom conductedDurationIPS Officers eligibleYear of Service
1 Phase-III Charles Sturt University, Australia in collaboration with Indian School of Business, Hyderabad 4 weeks Superintendent of Police Between 7th to 9th year of service
2 Phase-IV University College London Consults, UK in collaboration with S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research Mumbai 5 weeks : (4 weeks in India & 1 weeks abroad) Deputy Inspector General of Police Between 14th to 16th year of service
3 Phase-V SVP NPA 2 weeks  Inspector General of Police / Addl. Director General of Police Between 24th to 26th year of service

The main objectives of this training programme will be :

  • To prepare the IPS Officers for the ‘next level competency’; and
  • To enable them to possess the necessary skills and attitudes to discharge their responsibilities effectively.


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