Context: India expressed its willingness to host the 2025 IIAS (International Institute of Administrative Sciences) Annual Conference at Kochi, Kerala, in February 2025, with the theme “Next Generation Administrative Reforms – Empowering Citizens and Reaching the Last Mile”.
About Next Generation Administrative Reforms
- Prime Minister Modi has given a clarion call for adopting Next Generation Reforms by bridging the gap between government and citizens under the theme Viksit Bharat.
- The Next Generation Administrative Reforms include
- Secretariat Reforms
- Benchmarking of Governance
- Redressal of Public Grievances & Improving Service Delivery
- Recognizing Meritocracy and
- Replication of good governance practices forms the core of India’s good governance model.
- The organisational reforms coupled with significant reforms in Personnel Administration represent a paradigm shift in India’s governance models.
- The adoption of e-governance practices best symbolizes New India’s strong institutions.
- The best manifestation of the “Maximum Governance – Minimum Government” policy is a “Digitally Empowered Citizen” and a “Digitally Transformed Institution”.
- The IIAS established in 1930, is a federation of member States, national sections and academic research centres jointly elaborating public administration solutions to the policy challenges of the day with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
- The 2025 Annual Conference of IIAS would be attended by 30 Member Countries, 18 National Sections and over 50 IIAS Universities/ Institutes of Public Administration in Member Countries.
- The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances is an institutional member of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences IIAS since 1998.