Dr. Subas Pani, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India visited the Institute on 23.6.2007. Shri Pani was also accompanied by Smt. Smita Chugh, Joint Secretary (Training) and other officers during this visit.
Sh. Ajay Mittal, IAS, Director, HIPA apprised the Secretary, MoRD about the activities being undertaken by the Institute as State Administrative Training Institute as well as the State Institute of Rural Development. Shri Pani reviewed the working of the Institute in detail and especially the work done in the Institute with the funds provided by the Ministry in the past and the various training programmes conducted by the Institute at its campus as also at the Regional Training Centres at Mandi and Dharamshala.