The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie is the apex training institution in the country for senior members of the Civil Services in India. Its is the training and research institute for public policy and public administration services in India.
The main purpose of academy is to train the civil service officers for the Indian Foreign Service, Indian Administration Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Audits and Accounts Service, Indian Railway Traffic Service and other Government Agencies.
LBSNAA is located in the remote town of Mussoorie in the foothills of Himalyas, was established in the Charleville Hotel, acquired by the Indian government in 1959. The Happy Valley Club area was also soon acquired to house the sports complex for the institution. The academy was initially named the National Academy of Administration. The academy was renamed in honor of Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri shortly after his death., the first director of the academy was A.N. Jha.
In India, most officers of the premier civil services of the country are selected through competitive civil service exams administered by the Union Public Service Commission. Applicants who are accepted attend LBSNAA for a four-month Foundation Course.