Centre for Decentralised Planning and Administration


Organising Capacity Building Training Programmes covering wide range of Participants including Chair Persons of ZP/ DPC Members/ ZPTCs/ MPPs/ MPTCs/Sarpanches/Ward Members/ CEOs/ DPOs/ MPDOs/ DLPOs/ EO(PRRD)/ Panchayat Secretaries and Ministerial Staff.

Preparation of Functional Manuals for various PRI functionaries.

Conducting Short and Long-term Courses in the field of Panchyat Raj and Decentralised Planning for in-service officers and open candidates

Organising Induction training programmes to DPOs/MPDOs/ EO (PR&RDs)/Panchayat Secretary. Secretaries

Organisng Exclusive Capacity Building Programmes to Elected Representatives belonging to marginalised sections such as SCs/STs/Women

Conducting Post training Knowledge-sharing/dissemination workshops organize

Organising Policy support workshops-Activity mapping etc.,

Arranging Visits to beacon Panchayats 

Organising Workshops/Seminars for continuous interaction with academic circles and field level officers

Coordinating the training activities of ETCs

Extension of technical Support to District Planning Committees in preparation of Integrated District Plans.

Establishing and Coordinating the activities of Training cells in all the Zilla Parishads

Establishing Panchayat Resource Centres in intermediate Panchayats and providing necessary technical support.

Organising Orientation Training on Panchayat Raj for NGOs.

Exposure vist to E.R &

Capacity Building and Training for the year 2016-2017

The Capacity Building programme for about one lakh twenty five thousand of PRI elected representatives and functionaries and officials of the various sector and line departments is very huge task.

The CDPA at TSIPARD, Rajendranagar has been handling the Zilla Parishad elected representatives, the DPCs and the Mandal Praja Parishad Presidents District officials and special programmes to elected representatives at TSIPARD, Rajendranagar. The hostel accommodation, the training infra-structure, the faculty and physical accommodation is adequate.

The activities are, conducting TNA, preparing the training modules and reading/learning material for the participants, training the Master Trainers (MoTs) and Trainers of Trainees (ToTs) and conducting face to face training programme for DPC, Zilla Parishad chairpersons, Mandal Parishad Presidents, sector and line departments officers.

The centre has adopted the cascading mode training in which it involves organizing training programme at the District, Mandal and at the ETC level through face to face training.

The centre also conducts the Distance Mode training programme through the SATCOM - KU Band with trainees located at 438 Mandal Praja Parishad meeting halls.

The required films produced in-house by TSIPARD in collaboration with Media Center which are used for all the trainings for in campus and off campus and both SATCOM and for Doordarshan Broadcast programmes.

The “Sthanikapalana”, the PRI News magazine is funded and published by CDPA-TSIPARD.

The TSIPARD, Rajendranagar houses the Centre for Decentralized Planning and Administration along with eleven other centers. The CDPA is also been responsible for organizing the field visit based training programme. The centre has also conducting exposure cum Study tours to the elected representatives and functionaries of the PRIs within and outside the state viz., Kerala, Karnataka, Maharastra, Tamilnadu.

There are several initiatives like the Gram Sabha campaign and GPDP in Grama Jyothi which were under taken by the CDPA, TSIPARD.

With the introduction of the RGPSA which emphasizes setting up State Panchayat Raj Resource Centre, the CDPA can now be strengthened in terms of an independent accommodation with capacity to accommodate 10 faculty members, 5 support staff with IT enabled infrastructure.


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