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      Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy is the focal-point national institution for the training of the members of the Bangladesh Administrative Service. It was established on October 21, 1987. Initially the functions of this Academy were confined to the training of the young and mid-level officers belonging to BCS Administration Cadre. Later the BCS (Foreign Affairs) Training Institute was merged with the Academy on January 1, 1989 assigning the responsibility to train the officers of the Bangladesh Foreign Service. For about 8 years, the academy conducted training of the officials of the aforesaid two cadres. Since the establishment of a separate Foreign Service Academy on January 1, 1997 the BCS Administration Academy has been imparting professional training to the officers of the Bangladesh Administrative Service only. The present premises of the Academy used to house the Gazetted Officers training camp to cater to the training needs of the then East Bengal. After the partition of India in 1947, the training camp was renamed as Gazetted Officers Training Academy (GOTA) in 1959. The GOTA functioned till 1971. After the Independence of Bangladesh, the GOTA was again renamed as Civil Officers’ Training Academy (COTA). The COTA continued conducting training of the Magistrates till 1984 when it was merged with the newly created PATC. The PATC used the premises as its Regional centre till 1987.

 

     The Academy has two multi-storied buildings: the old and the new one.  Library, dormitory and auditorium are located in the old building. The seven-storied new building started functioning in 2001. The floor utilization position is as follows:

 

Ground floor

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Entrance, Dining Hall, Kitchen, Medical Centre, Power Station, V.I.P Dining room.

1st floor

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Director General’s Office, Office accommodation for other officers, Conference Room.

2nd floor

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Class Room, Syndicate Room, Office Accommodation.

3rd floor

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Course Director’s Office, Course Coordinator’s Office, Class Room, Computer lab, Syndicate Room, Office accommodation.

4th floor

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Syndicate Room, Mock trial room, Store, Exam hall.

5th floor

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Dormitory.

6th floor

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Dormitory.

 

LOCATION

    The Academy is situated on 2.35 acres of land in the Shahbag Avenue of the Dhaka Metropolitan City. The location of the Academy in the heart of the metropolis gives the trainees an opportunity to have access to different Ministries, Offices of the various Government Departments, Corporate Bodies, Universities, Training Institutes and other centres for learning and research.

 

INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES

    The main objectives of the Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy are:

(a)        To impart professional training on various laws of the land, Administrative Rules and Regulations, Governance, Development Administration and Management, Computer and English Language to the members of the Civil Service, specially the BCS (Administration) cadre to improve their knowledge, skill and to change their attitude.

(b)        To mould the civil servants into a disciplined, responsible and committed contingent of workforce with a balanced development of their body and mind;

(c)        To develop the esprit de corps among the trainees so that they can think, plan, organise and work in a team spirit;

(d)           To develop leadership quality and social skills among the officers so that they can perform their responsibilities effectively and maintain healthy interpersonal relations with officials at different levels;

(e)        To develop a pro-poor attitude among the trainees;

(f)         To conduct research in various fields of Public Administration, Management, Law and Development Administration including techniques of Training Needs Assessment, Curriculum Designing, etc.

(g)        To evaluate the effectiveness of training and post-training utilisation thereof;

(h)        To maintain linkage with other training institutions, local and foreign, for improving and updating the training management system;

(i)         To provide consultancy and advisory services to the Government in different areas of Public Administration, Management and Economic Dvelopment and to assist the Government in formulating policies on Training and Human Resource Development as and when asked for; and

(j)         To prepare and publish case studies, research papers, journals and professional books in the fields of specialization of the Academy.

 

FACULTY AND SUPPORT STAFF

 

    The Director-General, with the rank and status of a Secretary to the Government, is the Head of Office of the Academy. He is supported by four Directors of the rank of Deputy Secretary to the Government, six Deputy Directors, four Assistant Directors, one Research Officer, one Publication Officer and one Librarian as Faculty Members. Besides, the Academy has one Project Director (DS), one Medical Officer and one Accounts Officer. The Faculty Members act as Course Director and Course Coordinator of different courses conducted by the Academy. Moreover, they have specific job assigned to them on the Academy’s day-to-day administration, planning, development, research, consultancy and publication. The present organogram of the Academy consists of 112 personnel including the Faculty Members.

 

MEDICAL FACILITIES

    The Academy has a full-time Medical Officer and a Pharmacist to look after the health and well being of the participants. On their arrival, the trainees are to undergo a medical check-up conducted by the Medical Officer. If any trainee falls sick during his/her stay, the Academy will take measures for his/her preliminary treatment.

 

LIBRARY FACILITIES

    The library of the Academy possesses 25,905 books on law, public administration, diplomacy, economics, management, sociology and humanities subjects, Moreover, a good number of books on religion, novels and travelogues have enriched the stock of the library. Almost all the leading newspapers, magazines and periodicals of the several international reputed magazines are kept here. Since the training programmers of the Academy are of high standard, the participants are encouraged to engage in wide reading and library work. The library remains open from 8-30 am to 9-00p.m without break. The members of the faculty, trainees and other distinguished persons, may borrow books on requisition. Moreover, books are also collected through exchange programmers, with other libraries.

 

COMPUTER LAB FACILITIES

    In view of the importance of information technology, computer training has been included in the Law and Administration course as a compulsory subject. As per the commitment of the Government the Academy received 20(twenty) computers with LAN and multimedia facilities from UNDP under T.A. project. At present a computer cell is being maintained in the Academy so as to impart training to 20 participants at a time .So far, 400 officers have been given basic training on computer since February 1987.

 

LANGUAGE LAB FACILITIES

    In view of the weakness of trainees, the Academy introduced English Language training course. At present there is a module of 100 marks in communicative English.  Besides, as per the commitment of the Government and with the financial assistance of UNDP a Language Laboratory with multimedia facilities has been established in the Academy with a view to teaching foreign language. The laboratory can accommodate 30 participants at a time.