INDIRA GANDHI PANCHAYATI RAJ & GRAMIN VIKAS SANSTHAN, JAIPUR

(STATE INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT, RAJASTHAN)
J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur-302004
Phone:- 91-141-2702784, 2706577-78  Fax:- 91-141-2706575

 

 

GENESIS

Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj & Gramin Vikas Sansthan (I.G.P.R. & G.V.S.) is an autonomous organization promoted by the Government of Rajasthan as an Apex Institute of the State with a view to develop human resources in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and the Rural Development Sector. The Institute was registered as a Society in 1989 under Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958. From July 1999, it has also been established as the State Institute of Rural Development (S.I.R.D.) under the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India .

 

To facilitate capacity building for the transformation of rural society for sustainable development and the greatest good of all to help achieve the ideals of Gram Swaraj.

 

The significant role of PRIs for promoting Rural Development in pursuance of our national objective of establishing a socially just economic order highlights the need for a well planned, diversified and vigorous training intervention.     IGPR & GVS is organizing training courses, management development programmes, conferences, seminars, workshops, awareness, orientation and sensitization camps for both elected representatives and officials connected with PRIs and Rural Development.

 

This would enhance desired knowledge, skills and attitudes and would inculcate greater role-effectiveness amongst functionaries.

 

 

Research

The Institute is also undertaking Research work. For this purpose, it is also seeking collaboration and assistance in research studies, including action research in various areas concerning PRIs and Rural Development. The experience gained from research is providing valuable inputs in training in the form of case studies.

 

 

 

 

 

CONSULTANCY

The Institute also takes up advisory and consultancy services for the Government and other user departments/ organizations on issues of policy- formulation, technical backstopping, project preparation, training design, development of training materials, training of trainers' and other initiatives for Capacity building. 

Support Activities 

v     To act as a clearing house of information on Panchayati Raj and Rural Development through a well equipped Library and Computer Centre.

v     Consolidation of various Acts and Rules relating to Panchayati Raj and Rural Development from other States / Countries.

v     To conduct evaluation studies on various aspects of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development.

v     To initiate, establish and participate in collaborative ventures with other Institutes, and Research Organizations within and outside the State / Country.

v     To institute research scholarships, prizes / awards and take other steps for furtherance of its objectives.

To organize thematic lectures on Panchayati Raj and Rural Development issues  by scholars of eminence. 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

The Institute is located at a prime location on Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg at a distance of about  8  kms. from the Airport and about 7  kms.  from the Railway Station.

The training infrastructure includes 4 well - furnished Seminar Halls with state of art audio - visual equipment and other training aids. The facility of an air - conditioned Auditorium with a seating capacity of 350 persons is also a  strength for holding National / State level Conference, Seminars and Media events. Institute's Hostel 'PAWANA' can accommodate 40 persons in decent double - bedded rooms. 

The library houses a specialized collection of about 5000 books on Panchayati

 

Raj and Rural Development issues. 

Institute's Computer Centre is being expanded for catering to regular training inputs on Information Technology. Basic facilities for recreation and indoor games are available to hostel inmates.

THE MANAGEMENT

The management of the Institute vests with General Council which is headed by Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of Rajasthan, as the Chairpersons and Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development as the Vice Chairperson. The Institute also has an Executive Council headed by the Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development as Chairperson and Development Commissioner as the Vice Chairperson. The Institute is headed by a Director who is generally a super time scale officer of the Indian Administrative Service.



MANAGEMENT & FACULTY

THE MANAGEMENT

The management of the Institute vests with General Council which is headed by Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of Rajasthan, as the Chairpersons and Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development as the Vice Chairperson. The Institute also has an Executive Council headed by the Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development as Chairperson and Development Commissioner as the Vice Chairperson. The Institute is headed by a Director who is generally a super time scale officer of the Indian Administrative Service.



THE FACULTY

The Institute has a core team of qualified faculty with academic excellence, field experience, competence and creativity in various disciplines. It also draws upon the experience of resource persons in the field of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Watershed Management, Gender and Development, Rural Economics, Rural Credit, Rural Health, Social Welfare, Banking and other relevant areas / disciplines as guest faculty. The faculty of the Institute have been teamed under 7 Centres for developing specialized technical expertise in training and research as below :

1.      Centre for Panchayati Raj, Social Development, Women Empowerment and Human Resource Development.

2.      Centre for Rural Development, Famine Relief and Disaster Management. 

3.      Centre for Rural Health and Social Welfare.

4.      Centre for Sustainable Economic Development, Rural Technology and Micro Planning.

5.      Centre for Natural Resource Management, Environment & Documentation.

6.      Centre for Financial Management for Rural Development and PRIs.

7.       Centre for Development of Panchayat Training Centres/ Extension Training Centres. 

 

 

 

 

FACULTY PROFILE

ADMINISTRATION

S.

No.

Name

 

Designation

Qualifications

Telephone Nos.(R)

1

Mr. N. C. Goel, I.A.S

Director

M.A 

2607200

2

Dr. M. L. Gupta, R.A.S

Addl. Director

M.A. Ph.D.

2794196

3

Er. R. K. Bhardwaj

Project Director Cum Joint Director (SIRD)

B.E. (Civil)

2783962

4

Ms. Usha Sharma, R.A.S

Dy. Director

B.A. Honours, M.A. Hindi

2741847

5

Er. Rajendra Kumar Sharma

Dy. Director (Training)

B.E (Agriculture)

PGDGWM (ISRAEL)

2391343

6

Mr. S. R. Pilaniya   R.A.S

Asstt. Director

 M.Com EA

 

7

Mr. Arun Dhamija

Asstt. Director Accounts

B.Com

2780613

 

FACULTIES

 

S.No.

Name 

Designation

Qualifications

Area of Specialization 

Telephone Nos.(R)

1.

Dr.. Anita

Professor

M.A. Sociology

Ph.D.

Panchayati Raj, Social Development & Gender Related Issues, Human Resource Development

 

 

2547160

 

2.

Dr. Vimlesh Choudhary

Professor

M. Sc. (Zoology)

Ph.D. (Solid Waste Disposal)

Rural Health,

Natural Resource Management

2296836

5142051

3

Mr. B.S.Pradhan

Professor

B.Com (Hons.) Business Management,

M.Com.(Business Adm.), M.A.(Public Adm.),BGMC

Rural Grievances Redressal,

 

Public Distribution System

 

 

 

2702123

4.

Mr. Ajay Veer Singh

Associate Professor

M.A. Economics, MBA., L.L.B.

Management, Economics, Rural Development (Cooperatives),

Micro-Planning & Rural Industrialization

 

 

2370387

5.

Mr. Kartikeya Misra

Associate Professor

M. Sc. (IIT Kanpur)

Training of Trainers

2651895

8.

Dr. Jaibla Sardana 

Asstt. Professor

M.A. Economics, PhD

Natural Resource Management and Environment 

2700684

 

 

MILESTONES

 

IMPORTANT MILESTONES 

The Institute, since its inception in 1988-89, has conducted over 1000 broad Spectrum Courses, Workshops, Seminars, Conferences involving approximately 36,000 elected representatives and 11,000 official participants.

The Institute has been recognized as a Centre for All India Training of Trainers by Deptt. of Personnel and Training, Government of India since 1997-98.

The Institute has been made the nodal Training Agency for Training of Watershed Development since 1997-98.

The Institute became a Centre for Training Needs Assessment, Training Modules Development and Training of Trainers for the Convergent Community Action approach supported by UNICEF in 1997-98.

The Institute has been declared as the State Institute of Rural Development since July, 1999 .

The Institute has been selected as the Lead Training Agency (LTA) under the World Bank supported 'District Poverty Initiatives Project' (DPIP) in 2000. 

The Institute has been selected as a Regional Resource Centre for Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan amongst six Regional Resource Centres in the Country under the sub-programme for ' Capacity Building of Elected and Official Functionaries of Panchayati Raj Institutions' supported by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and UNDP. 

The Institute  is the nodal agency for spearheading a systematic approach to  Training of Panchayati Raj Institutions, based upon  Training Needs  Assessment, Need Based Modules Development and Module Based Training of District Training Teams with the purpose of  institutionalizing   a Decentralized Training System of PRIs, with UNICEF support in the Year 2000. Resultantly, 1000 DTT Members (drawn from all blocks of the  State) have been trained. This is a   pioneering initiative establishing a Strong Training Resource team in each district of the State.

Since 2001, the Institute has also been made umbrella organization for guiding Panchayati Raj Trainings in Rajasthan by way of providing technical backstopping and supportive supervision to the three regional training Centres, namely Panchayat Training Centres (PTCs/ETCs) for training of Gram Panchayat level functionaries, located at Ajmer, Dungarpur, and Mandore(Jodhpur).

The Institute's faculty has been associated as a Planning Mission Member by   SDC - Swiss Agency   for Development Cooperation (SDC) for formulation of a Project to strengthen the Decentralization Processes in Rajasthan.

The Institute's faculty has been associated for providing technical expertise for Training of Trainers and Development Functionaries in other States as well.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

 

v     Training Modules for Convergent Community Action (1997-98).

v     Training Modules for Panchayati Raj Institutions (Including 5 Modules for all levels).

v     Compendium of Reference Material for PRI - Training Modules.

v     Training Manual for Effective Conduct of Gram Sabha & Ward Sabha.

v     Training Module on Reproductive and Child Health for PRIs.

v     Training Modules for DPIP - Functionaries. (Including 5 Modules).

v     Medical Misconceptions.

FORTHCOMING:

Training Modules on Watershed Development  (For All Levels).

Training Modules for SGRY (Sampoorna Gramin Rozgar Yo Yojana).

Training Modules for PRIs for Uttar Pradesh.

 

LOCATION

INDIRA GANDHI PANCHAYATI RAJ & GRAMIN VIKAS SANSTHAN

(Govt. of Rajasthan)
J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur-302004
Phone:- 91-141-2702784, 2706577-78 
Fax:- 91-141-2706575