As per the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (Recruitment) Rules, 1983 upto 1/3rd of the available posts are filled in by promotion of senior audit officers to IA&AS. A scheme of training for Audit/Accounts Officers on promotion to the Indian Audit and Accounts Service was introduced from 1979 and improved upon in 1984 to equip them for higher level managerial responsibilities expected to be shouldered on their appointment to the Indian Audit and Accounts Service. Such officers undergo an intensive Orientation Training of three weeks duration at the Academy. This training program is designed primarily to enhance the managerial skills of the officers apart from updating professional knowledge and Information Technology skills. Personality development and leadership training are also major areas of focus.