Training Objectives At the Common Training Programme (CTP) for the probationary officers, apart from the functional curriculum, our most important consideration is to instill in the young entrants the ability to think logically, to inquire dispassionately, to comprehend intelligently and to act decisively. But all without compromising on the fundamentals of humane existence. In this spirit, they are encouraged through case studies and field visits to collect data and then suggest optimal initiatives based on empirical anecdotal evidence. The aim is to mould them into efficient public sector managers and practitioners of public policy. As their mentors and guides, our effort is also to make them appreciate that a colour-blind public administrative dispensation and policy framework may not meet the ideals of democracy, justice and acceptance of difference. They would need to come up with innovative and adaptable service delivery and development models, tailored to ensure an equitable opportunity of participation and benefits for all, especially the marginalised segments of society. In this spirit, we encourage them to discover their full potential as enablers and facilitators of progress rather than perpetrators of status-quo. The motif of the STP is to make the young probationary officers understand their responsibilities as the primary intermediaries through which the citizen assumes power.