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ASTI (Association of State Training Institutions in India)

The Association of State Training Institutions in India (ASTI), established in 1983, is a pioneering organization that is instrumental in promoting cooperation, collaboration, reciprocity and exchange of ideas among the various state training institutions in India. This group of institutions has been helpful in strengthening a culture of excellence in the administrative system of the country. Not only are these institutions, engaged in the genuine application of HRD strategies, are organizing a series of training programmes but their initiatives in conducting research, developing case studies, facilitation consultancy and promoting meaningful publications have also been phenomenal. It has been recognized that collaborative perceptions and actions of these institutions can be most helpful in improving the standards of civil service training and in associated areas. In a nutshell, the objectives of ASTI are:

To provide a forum for state training institutions in the fields of public administration and public management for exchange of views on training as a profession and allied matters;

To exchange information on training techniques, methodology, and training material among its members and other training institutions;

To actively promote inter-institutional cooperation and collaboration in the field of training among its members;

To assist, promote and collaborate with individuals and organizations regarding development of training programmes as an integral part of continuing education for personnel in various public systems in the country; and

To promote greater integration and cooperation among generalist and specialist cadres in the stats realizing the interdisciplinary nature of public administration and the imperative need of such cooperation I the wider pubic interest.

The membership of ASTI is open to all training institutions of public administration and public management in the states and union territories. At present, 21 such training institutions are its members.

For further information regarding ASTI and its journal, please write to :

The Secretary
Association of State Training Institutions in India (ASTI)
HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration
J. L. Nehru Marg, Jaipur 302 017

91-141-2704950-56, Fax 0141-2705420


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