According to Kiran Agarwal committee recommendations, the move aims to restrict IAS professional course (phase 1 and 2) by 7 weeks, academic instruction by 4 weeks and district training by a whole 21 weeks.
The implementation of the proposal will require an amendent to IAS (Probation) Rules, 1954.
The department of personnel and training (DoPT) sought the comments and views of all states and Union territories on the proposed revised induction training schedule for IAS officers.
In a communication to the state chief secretaries, the DoPT asked them to send in their responses latest by November 30. “If no reply is received by the stipulated date in the department, it will be presumed that the state governments have no objection to the proposed amendment,” said the DoPT.