The National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM) is a Center of Excellence specializing in capacity building of professionals in the fields of Public Policy, Financial Management and other governance issues for promoting highest standards of professional competence and practice.
NIFM was set up in 1993 as a registered society under Ministry of Finance, Government of India. To begin with it was mandated to train the officers recruited by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) through the Civil Services Examination and allocated to the various services responsible for managing senior and top management posts dealing with accounts and finance in the Government of India. In due course of time NIFM has become a premier resource center to meet the training needs of Central Government for senior and middle level of management too. NIFM also caters to the State Governments, Defence establishments, Banks and other Financial Institutions.
NIFM plays a pivotal role in governance and administrative reforms by providing a platform for interaction and exchange of ideas & experiences among officers from different organized services, different state governments and between personnel of civil and defense establishments.
Apart from capacity building, NIFM is also engaged in serious research studies in the areas of accounting, audit, financial management, parliamentary financial control and other issues related to public policy and delivery systems. The outcomes of such research studies are published and disseminated through Research Papers, Journals and Books.
The Union Finance Minister of Government of India is the President of the NIFM Society and Secretary (Expenditure), Government of India is the Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG). The Director, NIFM is responsible for the administration and academic programs of the Institute. NIFM has a distinct advantage of an amalgamation of faculty from academics as well as from Government. The Academic Advisory Committee of the NIFM assists NIFM in all matters related to creating, maintaining and expanding academic, training and research environment. This committee also has eminent members from acclaimed academic fraternity of India. The Management Committee of NIFM handles the day to day affairs of the institute.