Long Term Training programmes at LSE and LKY under DFFT during 2018-19


Long Term Training programmes at LSE and LKY under DFFT during 2018-19

Government of India
Deptt. Of Personnel & Training
Training Division

Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi, 20.10.2017

1. Secretaries of all Ministries/Department in Govt. of India
2. Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs

Subject: Long Term Training programmes at LSE and LKY under DFFT during 2018-19

Dear Sir,

The Training Division, DoPT, conducts long term and short term training programmes in institutes/universities abroad under the scheme of Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT). While the policy for DFFT training programmes for 2018-19 is currently under finalization and circular in this regard will be issued separately, it is brought to the notice of officers willing to apply for long term programmes that the timeline of admission for long term programmes at LKY school of public policy, Singapore and LSE, London for 2018-19 shall be as under:

Institute Course Last date of admission
LKY school of

public policy

Master in Public Management 31.12.2017
Master in Public Administration
LSE, London M.sc in Public policy and administration Rolling admission

(for further details, kindly refer to the website of respective universities)

The proposed eligibility for the above courses is as under:

Service eligibility

  • The officers belonging to IAS, and group ‘A’ officers of CSS/CSCS/SCS, irrespective of their place of posting.
  • Other AIS (IPS & IFoS) and organized group ‘A’ central services who are on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme of DoPT

Minimum Length of Service (as on 01.07.2018):

  • AIS and organized group ‘A’ central services officers: 7 years
  • SCS officers who have completed 9 years of service as Deputy Collectors
  • CSS officers who have completed 5 years service as Under Secretaries and CSSS officers who have completed 5 years as Group A

(c) Upper age limit: 48 years

(The above eligibility conditions are proposed for 2018-19 and therefore subject to approval of the competent authority)

Since the timeline for finalization of slotting under DFFT is likely to exceed the admission timeline of the above institutes, the interested officers are requested to apply for the courses through online portal of the institutes. While applying, the officers should ensure that they fulfill the conditions stipulated by the institutes for the particular course. The officers are also required to make online application against the DFFT circular which will be issued in due course. After finalization of slotting of  officers under DFFT, the successful officers shall be provided funding under DFFT. Priority will be given to those applicants who have also applied online to the universities. These courses were shortlisted for the year 2017-18 and are likely to be continued. Their continuation is, however, subject to approval of the competent authority.

Yours faithfully,
(P K Pattnaik)
Under Secretary to the Govt.of India

Source: DoPT

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