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Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration 
Ela, Old Goa, Goa.

Back ground : Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration has been functioning at Ela Farm Old Goa since December 1999. Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration was established by converting existing ETC into S.I.R.D. and has been functioning at the site of old ETC. It functioned initially, from Feb 99 to Dec 99 as a Govt Dept. and was made into autonomous Institute in Dec.1999 on the lines of similar Institutes in other States (as per the pattern set by the Govt of India).The site of Ela Farm where the Institute is located is at a distance of 10 Kms. from Panaji-the capital city of Goa.

The objectives and functions of the Institute are: 

i) To impart training to various officials and non official functionaries, directly or indirectly involved in the process of rural development, and also those involved in rendering other public administrative services or engaged in supportive roles, with a view to equip them, 

a) With the sociological and behavioral and techniques for being able to sensitively understand the problems of the target population
b) With the managerial skills for efficient designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating rural development programmes, and 
c) With the techniques for enlisting community action in the support of Rural Development programmes.

ii) To carry on research – operational and policy.

a) to evolve ideas and concepts appropriate for administrative efficiency and rural development activities and to formulate policy alternatives.
b) to bring about development in the sphere of Appropriate Technology for strengthening the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the production of rural artisans.

iii) To create an awareness of the potentialities of modern management service as a major instrument for rural development and better administrative services and practices.

iv) To take up other such programmes incidental to Rural Development as may be found necessary from time to time.

v) To serve as a focal point for the evaluation of new path breaking approaches to development and social involvement in administration.

vi) To serve as the policy making body to work out, test, validate and implement training strategies for all employees of Govt. of Goa, including those at administrative and managerial level.

Functions of the Institute:

In order to achieve the above objectives, the Institute may engage itself in such kinds and types of programmes, activities, and in such subjects, and for the benefit of such persons, areas and sectors of activity as are exemplified below:

a) Programmes and activities:

i) Education programmes of long duration, Post graduate Course at the Master and Doctoral levels in subjects related to rural development, subject to meeting the standards set by affiliating and recognizing body. 
ii) Training programmes of short duration for officials and non-officials directly or indirectly connected with rural development activities and other aspects of administration.
ii) Research activities in areas related to rural development 
iv) Consultancy and extension services.
v) Publications.

(b) Subjects and areas of activities:

i) The programmes shall cover all concepts, principles and techniques related to management and training of rural development activities of the State and the Union of India.
ii) The programme shall cover functionaries of the rural development related departments and others directly or indirectly connected with the implementation of rural development schemes, including non-officials.

(c) The Institute may:-

i) Plan and formulate training programmes on rural development and general administration.
ii) Organize conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, meetings, discussions, etc. on subjects relevant to its functions.
iii) Publish research papers, treatises, periodicals, books and other literature to disseminate upto date information relating to rural development and general administration.
iv) Establish and maintain libraries of books, teaching aids, audio/visual equipments, etc.
v) Establish collaborative linkages with National Institute of Rural Development and other institutions of other states of India having similar objectives by exchange of faculty and scholars, by the conduct of joint research and training programmes and generally in such manner as may be conducive to the development of rural development and administrative training.
vi) Function generally as the apex institution of Goa state on rural development and administration to provide knowledge and services to set standards of proficiency, and to regulate management inputs in all aspects of administration.
vii) Establish, administer and maintain local branches or institutions at suitable places in Goa.
viii) Do all such other deeds and acts as are conducive or incidental to the achievement of all or any of the above objectives.

(d) The Institute shall consist of residential residential campus as well as non residential centers. It shall be open to persons of either sex, of whatever race, creed, caste, class, religion, nationality and no test or condition pertaining to religion or region shall be imposed in admitting students or in appointing members, teachers, and staff of the Institute, provided, however, that the Board of Governors may make special provisions for the advancement of Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes and socially and educationally backward classes of citizens in accordance with the relevant provisions of the India Constitution.

As provided in the Rules of Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration the management of the affairs of Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration shall vest in the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee.

Powers and functions of Board of Governors are prescribed in Rule 7 of the Rules of GIRDA. 

The Board of Governors of Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration are as follows:

1.

Hon. Minister for Rural Development, Govt. of Goa

- Ex-Officio Chairman

2.

Commissioner & Secretary for Rural Development, Govt. of Goa, Secretariat, Panaji.

- Ex-Officio Vice Chairman

3.

Jt. Secretary Personnel, Govt. of Goa.

-Ex-Officio Member

4.

Secretary, West Coast Regional Centre of Indian Institute of Public Administration Goa. Panaji

-Ex-Officio Member

5.

Project Director, RDA, Panaji – Goa.

-Ex-Officio Member

6.

Director of Panchayats, Goa, Panaji.

-Ex-Officio Member

7.

Director of Agriculture, Goa, Panaji.

-Ex-Officio Member

8.

Hon. Secretary/GWDS, Panaji

-Member Secretary

9.

Dy. Director General, NIRD, Hyderabad.

-Nominated Member

Powers and functions of Executive Committee are prescribed in Rule 29 of the Rules of GIRDA. 

The addresses and occupations of members of Executive Committee are as follows:

1.

Commissioner & Secretary for Rural Development, Govt. of Goa, Secretariat, Panaji.

- Chairman

2.

Jt. Secretary Personnel, Govt. of Goa.

-Member

3.

Secretary, West Coast Regional Centre of Indian Institute of Public Administration Goa. Panaji

-Member

4.

Project Director, RDA, Panaji – Goa.

-Member

5.

Director of Panchayats, Goa, Panaji.

-Member

6.

Director of Agriculture, Goa, Panaji.

-Member

7.

Hon. Secretary/GWDS, Panaji

-Member Secretary (Ex-
Officio-GIRDA)

If and when an officer other than the Commissioner & Secretary - Finance holds the post of Secretary - Rural Development, the Director of Agriculture shall be substituted by the Jt. Secretary - Finance.

Officers of the Institute:
The following are the officers of the Institute namely:
1. The Director
2. The Secretary and
3. Such other officers as may be appointed from time to time.

Powers and functions of the Director:
The detailed powers and functions of the Director are shown in Rule 40 of the Rules of GIRDA.

Secretary/Member Secretary:
The powers and functions of Member Secretary are shown in Rule 43 of the Rules of GIRDA.

Training Programmes and events organized during the year 2002-2003.

1.

Training for Self Help Group Leaders under SGSY (4 Batches)

24th, 25th, 26th April and 8th May 2002

111 (4 batches)

2.

Training for Extension Officers (RE), V.P. Secretaries and Gram Sevaks on Wage Employment Scheme (SGRY)

10th to 15th June 2002

184 (6 batches)

3.

Empowerment of Elected Women Representatives through PRIs

15th to 20th July 2002

26

4.

Training Programme for V.P. Sarpanchas and V.P. Secretaries on Wage Employment Scheme (SGRY)

19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 29th and 30th August 2002

110 (6 batches)

5.

Training Programme on Land Acquisition Act & Rules for SLAOs and Dealing Staff

3rd and 4th September 2002

24

6.

Training for Self Help Group Members from Valpoi Block

30th December 2002, 2nd and 3rd January 2003

201 (3 batches)

7.

Training for Self Help Group Members from Ponda Block

5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th March 2003

251 (6 batches)

8.

Training for Self Help Group Members from Quepem Block

7th and 26th March 2003

165 (2 batches)

9.

BPL Census Training Programme

18th and 20th February 2003

52 (2 batches)

10.

UNDP-PRI Project participants visit at GIRDA. GIRDA made a presentation during the visit. The team was headed by the D.D.G. YASHADA

21st and 22nd December 2002

45 Participants

11.

Visit of NIRD-CPS International Training Programme under Colombo Plan. Field trip to Self Help Groups to Divar Island was arranged. The team was headed by Dr. Durgaprasad, Prof. & Head of CHRD

1st to 3rd February 2003

23 participants

12.

GIRDA has participated in training programmes conducted by Director of Panchayats for PR functionaries at Block level at Quepem, Ponda, Bardez, Mormugoa and Margao

25th, 26th Feb. & 4th, 6th and 10th March 2003

About 600 participants

13.

Training Programme on Poverty Alleviation Schemes (Ponda Block))

23 &24th June 2003

18 participants

14.

Training Programme on ‘Poverty Alleviation Schemes’ (Sattari Block))

26th &27th June 2003

15 participants

15.

Training Programme on Poverty Alleviation Schemes (Tiswadi & Mormugoa Block))

1st &2nd July 2003

20 participants

16.

TOT Programme for BDOs and EO (VPs) under ‘Capacity Building of PRIs’

2nd, 3rd & 4th July 2003

19 participants

17.

Training Programme on ‘Poverty Alleviation Schemes’ (Bardez Block)

3rd & 4th July 2003

21 participants

18.

Training Programme on ‘Poverty Alleviation Schemes’ (Bicholim Block)

7th & 8th July 2003

15 participants

19.

Training Programme on ‘Poverty Alleviation Schemes’ (Pernem Block)

10th & 11th July 2003

14 participants

20

Training Programme on ‘Poverty Alleviation Schemes’ (Salcete Block)

14th & 15th July 2003

16 participants

21

Training on ‘Capacity Building of PRIs’ (Ponda & Sattari Blocks)

14th, 15th & 16th July 2003

44 participants

22

Training Programme on ‘Poverty Alleviation Schemes’ (Sanguem, Canacona & Quepem Blocks)

16th & 17th July 2003

30 participants

23

Training on ‘Capacity Building of PRIs’ (Tiswadi & Mormugoa Blocks)

17th, 18th & 19th July 2003

31 participants

24

Training on ‘Capacity Building of PRIs’ (Bardez Block)

21st, 22nd & 23rd July 2003

40 participants

25

Training on ‘Capacity Building of PRIs’ (Pernem & Bicholim Blocks)

28th, 29th & 30th July 2003

46 participants

26

Training on ‘Capacity Building of PRIs’ (Salcete Block)

31st July, 1st & 2nd August 2003

33 participants

27

Training on ‘Capacity Building of PRIs’ (Sanguem, Quepem & Canacona Blocks)

4th, 5th & 6th August 2003

42 participants

28

Training Programme for Engineers under ‘PMGSY’

26th, 27th & 28th September 2003

 

29

Training Programme for BDOs, Regional Bank Officers, POs and APOs of DRDA under SGSY

20th, 21st & 22nd October 2003

27 participants

30

Training Programme on “Strategies of Management of Stress in Organisation” for Directors and HODs of Govt. Depts.

28th, 29th, 30th, 31st October and 1st November 2003

30 participants

31

Orientation Training under SGSY for Anganwadi Worker (Valpoi)

6th November 2003

95 participants

32

Orientation Training under SGSY for Anganwadi Worker (Canacona)

7th November 2003

50 participants

33

Training on ‘Capacity Building of PRIs’ (Sarpanchas, Dy. Sarpanchas and Ward Members - Tiswadi Block)

12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th & 21st November 2003

18 participants

 

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