Centre for Decentralised Planning and Administration

The Centre for Decentralised Planning and Administration (CDP&A) was created in the year 1994 and initiated its activities in the year 1998. This Centre caters to the training needs of 1.04 lakhs elected representatives and about 50000 PR & RD official functionaries in the post 73rd Constitutional Amendment Era. The centre organises training programmes in TSIPARD campus and in Extension Training Centres located in two regions. The CDP&A oversees the man power requirements in ETCs and undertakes the Capacity Building Needs of ETC Faculty. The Centre extends technical support to District Planning Committees in preparing integrated District Development Plans. The centre follows multi-pronged approach to reach the gigantic targets through Direct trainings, Satellite Based Trainings, and ToT (Training of Trainers) mode and through NGO Networks. It also facilitates the convergence of various initiatives by line departments to meet the objectives of local self-governance for sustainable rural development.

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