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National Institute of Communication Finance

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राष्ट्रीय संचार वित्त संस्थान
National Institute of Communication Finance

About NICF

The National Institute of Communication Finance (NICF), established in 2000 (with different name and venue), is a Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) recognized Central Training Institute (CTI) under the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India. The NICF has been entrusted with the responsibility of imparting training to Indian Posts & Telecom Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS) Group ‘A’, ‘B’ cadres, which includes Probationary Training of IP&TAFS Group A officers recruited by the UPSC through Civil Services Examination as well as Induction Training of Group ‘B’ Officers. It also imparts induction training for Group ‘C’ recruits. Besides, the induction training, it also provides in-service training to officers and staff of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ level working in DoT & DoP. In NICF, we also organize thematic national and international seminars and workshops. The NICF is headed by an HAG level officer, i.e., the Director General, who is assisted by two SAG level officers, i.e. Deputy Director Generals and two JAG level officers i.e. Directors.

The NICF caters to the training needs of officers in the Department of Telecom as well as Department of Post at varying levels of seniority. The IP&TAFS Probationers are imparted rigorous training for two years in order to equip them with professional knowledge of the workings of the Department. The officers at both middle and senior management level are also given Mid-Career Trainings (MCTS) to acquaint them with latest developments in the Telecom and Postal sector. The officers are trained in the areas of their core competencies such as licensing and regulatory policy in Telecom Sector including the revenue assessment and revenue collection, spectrum management, management of universal service obligation fund (USOF) including the responsibility assigned as DMA for various USOF projects, Technology Familiarization including regulatory/policy/financial impact of the prevalent technology, etc., Foreign Investment Promotion in Telecom Sector and FDI Policy, FEMA guidelines, Telecom Policy and other related regulations, Finance Advice Accounting, Auditing and Budgeting. They are also imparted training in soft skills such as Stress Management, Communication Skills. Leadership, Team Building, Interpersonal Skills, etc. in order to further enhance their managerial skills and leadership qualities.

As a training institute, the NICF strives to transcend the limitations of classroom training by organizing various workshops, conferences, symposia etc. to encourage participants to exchange best practices and ideas and learn about new trends in the Telecom and Postal Sector in a congenial environment. Of late, the NICF has also ventured into the newer areas in the Telecom Sector and a plethora of training activities have been organized ranging from Digital Payments to Digital Financial Services and Digital Inclusion. Moreover, the NICF has also emerged as a key training centre for Telecom Policies, Spectrum Management, Planning & Licensing, USO Regulation, and so on. Furthermore, to provide greater fillip to the goal of human capacity development in the field of Information & Communications Technology (ICT), the NICF regularly undertakes training of trainers, which creates a ripple effect in terms of human capacity building in the field units of the Department of Telecom and Department of Post located across different regions/places of the country.

NICF partners with other National Academies and Centre of excellence including, Reserve Bank of India Staff College, National Academy of Direct Taxes, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Dr. MCRHRD Institute Hyderabad, National Academy of Audit and Accounts, RAKNPA Ghaziabad, Indian Institute of Public Administration, IIT Bombay, ASCI Administrative Staff College of India, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, National Institute of Financial Management, Management Development Institute Gurgaon etc. alongwith other state organizations including Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. NICF also collaborates with International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN Specialized Agency for the ICT sector and has recently conducted several capacity building workshops in collaboration with Global Institutes like WHO, ITU etc.

Overall, the NICF seeks to stay abreast of new trends regarding the role of training institutes in a rapidly evolving and changing ICT environment. As the NICF plays a crucial role in the field of Human Resource Training, Training of Policymakers and Trainers’ Training, it has emerged as a nodal institute that is central to human capacity development in the field of ICT in India. At present NICF is developing a multi-functional campus at Ghitorni which will enable it to emerge as true Centre of excellence in training & research.


राष्ट्रीय संचार वित्त संस्थान National Institute of Communication Finance

Contact info
National Institute of Communication Finance
Near Metro Pillar No. 152, Opp SSB
Mehrauli Gurugram Road, Ghitorni
 New Delhi – 110047



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