1.1 The Academy
Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy (BCSAA) is the core training institute for the members of Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Cadre. The Academy is mandated to impart training for the newly recruited civil servants of Administration Cadre. It also offers a one-year long Masters program titled ‘Masters in Public Policy and Management’ (M.P.P.M.) and Six Months long Foundation Training Course for Probationery Officers of different cadres of Bangladesh Civil Service(BCS). The Academy began its journey on 21 October 1987 as an attached department under the erstwhile Ministry of Establishment (now Ministry of Public Administration). The premise of the Academy used to house Gazetted Officers Training Academy (G.O.T.A.) till its renaming as the Civil Officers Training Academy (C.O.T.A.) in 1977. G.O.T.A. and C.O.T.A. were assigned to train up the officers of all Cadres of Bangladesh Civil Service. In the beginning, the function of this Academy was confined to training of the entry and mid-level officers of B.C.S. Administration Cadre only. Later on, the Academy used to impart training to the officers of B.C.S. Foreign Service too until the establishment of a separate Foreign Service Academy in 1997. Since its inception, the Academy has offered a total number of 393 long and short courses with about 10,311 participants up to June, 2016. The post of Director General was re-designated as ‘Rector’ on 31 March, 2013. ‘Additional Director General’ was also renamed as ‘Member Directing Staff (M.D.S.).
1.2 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 is in the heart of the metropolis and 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 and medical facilities like Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (B.S.M.M.U.) and Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (B.I.R.D.E.M.).
1.3Academy’s Vision, Mission and Goals
Academy’s vision is to become a national hub of excellence for accomplished, competent and pro- active professional civil servants. Its mission is to build up efficient, capable and upright civil servants through effective training and research. In the light of attaining the vision and mission, academy has set certain activities as its goals. The vision, mission and goals of Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy have been presented in the following chart: 1.4 Organogram of the Academy The Rector, with the rank of a Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, is the chief of the Academy. There are posts of one Member Directing Staff (M.D.S.), four Directors, six Deputy Directors, one Senior Librarian, one Programmer, four Assistant Directors, one Research officer, one Publication officer, one Medical officer and one Accounts officer and supporting staffs. While the M.D.S. assists the Rector in overall matters, four directors supervise four departments of the Academy. They are- a) Administration b) Training c) Planning and Development and d) Information Technology. Currently, a total of 120 officers and staffs are working in the academy. A proposal is under government’s consideration for further expansion of the present organogram.



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