The Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS) is established at the recommendation of the Thirteenth Finance Commission with the objective of actively promoting and disseminating practices that have enhanced service delivery, efficiency and led to cost-reduction in public systems among states in India. The Centre will continuously scan the environment for new practices that will be of benefit to states in India and conduct training programmes to build capacities for change and enable experience sharing. The Centre was formally inaugurated by Shri K. M. Chandrasekhar, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, on Saturday, 28 August 2010 at the Administrative Staff College of India, (ASCI), Hyderabad. CIPS will be guided by an Advisory Council, comprising:
- The Chief Secretaries of all the States and Union Territories
- Three representatives of the Union Government, viz. the Finance Secretary (Shri Ashok Chawla), Secretary-Personnel (Shri Shantanu Consul), and Secretary-Administrative Reforms (Shri R C Misra).
- Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Shri Padamvir Singh
- Chairman, National Innovation Foundation, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar
- Four independent experts: Prof. Anil Gupta, IIM Ahmedabad; Mr. Anil Sachdev, Founder & CEO, School of Inspired Leadership; Dr. Anjali Hazarika, Head (Administration), Oil India Ltd.; and the Director, Centre for Innovation and Technology, ASCI (Prof. M. Chandrasekhar).
- Director of CIPS will act as the Convener / Secretary.
The Advisory Council will be chaired by the Chief Secretary of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Shri S V Prasad. The Advisory Council is expected to meet twice a year. The official website of CIPS is http://www.cips.org.in, which was launched by the Chief Secretary of the Government of Andhra Pradesh on 28th August 2010.