Jammu & Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPARD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) on July 4, 2016 at Bella Vista, Hyderabad. 

The J & K IMPARD team was headed by Dr. Arun Kumar, IAS, Vice Chairman & Director General , while the ASCI team was led by Dr Paramita Dasgupta, Director General.  The IMPARD team included Dr Reva Sharma, Head, A&T (SIRD) and Mr Tariq Ahmad Kakroo, Deputy Director. This initiative is set to open new opportunities for collaboration between the two organisations in the areas of Public Private Partnership, Skill Development, e-Governance & Digital India, High Impact Corporate Social Responsibility, Project Management, Financial Management, Decentralised Planning, Disaster Management, Innovations in Public Services and Swatch Bharat.