The Institute conducts induction training of IP&TAFS Group ‘A’ probationers. After recruitment through Civil Services Examination the officers undergo Foundation Course (4 months) at a Training Academy allotted by DoPT, followed by 6 months of professional training at NIFM, Faridabad. At NICF, they are trained in Telecom & Postal functions and other administrative modules. In between the classroom training schedules, the officers are deputed for on the job training. Total duration of group ‘A’ probationary training at NICF is 104 weeks. NICF also conducts 15 weeks Induction Training for the Group ‘B’ IP&TAFS officers. These officers are promoted from feeder grade or directly recruited.