Centre for Innovations in Public Systems was set up in 2010 with funding from Govt. of India at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad in terms of the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission. The mandate of this Centre is to actively promote and disseminate among States those practices which have enhanced service delivery, increased efficiency and ensured cost reduction.
The Thirteenth Finance Commission in its recommendations for the Years 2010 – 2015, inter alia, stated as follows (Volume-I of the Report, December 2009, Chaper-12, Grants-in-Aid):
Vision: Be the catalyst for transformation of governance in public systems
Mission:Nurture an eco-system and develop a culture of innovation in public systems