The Government of India set up the Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS) in May 2010 as an autonomous body, within the campus of the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad. This Centre was set up in pursuance of the recommendations of the XIII Finance Commission. In line with its mandate and objectives, CIPS is working with State, Central and District level government departments and functionaries in developing policies and practices for promoting an innovative culture for transforming creative ideas into sustainable practices for improving service delivery. The focus areas for CIPS are Education, Health, e-Governance and Urban Governance. CIPS has identified and prepared a database of 359 innovative practices (119 practices in the Education sector, 70 practices in the Health sector, 80 practices in the e-Governance sector and 90 practices in Urban Governance).
CIPS has also published 22 detailed process documents for the purpose of replication.