To build empowered societies
At present two independent institutes are functioning under BIPARD:
- Administrative Training Institute
- Rural Development Training Institute
These institutes, though working independently in two fields have been clubbed together under one Director General but they have separate identities along with separate officers and staff. For functional and other operational purposes both the institutes are one and are striving hard to achieve excellence in respective fields.
In view of changing governmental role of its functionalities with increasing aspiration of common masses, it is imperatively necessary to broaden horizons and encompass new ingredients in civil governance to cater to changing requirements of citizens from government. ATI, being apex agency of state level has responsibility to expand operational networks and in this connection, the following stipulations have been envisaged which in course of time will conceptualize in concrete terms.
The creation of following centers are envisaged:
1) Centre for Public Administration — It will cater to all functions/induction/in-service/orientation training programmes of all government officials which is the traditional function of erstwhile ATIs. It will concentrate on advising government on public policies, civil governance and public-government interface. Mr. R.N. Prasad, a retired IAS will be its coordinator.
2) Centre for Disaster and Environment Management — It will cater to all disaster related preparedness, pre and post disaster along with disaster management plan at district and state levels. Mr. Rajan Sinha, Dy. Director will be its coordinator.
3) Centre for Urban Management — Urban planning and management for city dwellers is an important one in view of large scale of migration from rural to urban centres. Management of urban housing, lanes and bylanes, disposal of waste and presentation and maintenance of environment is urgently needed. Mr. V.K. Pathak will be its coordinator.
4) Centre for Good Governance — It is now a buzzword for all governments that exist today. Concepts of good governance, responsibilities and accountabilities of government functionaries as well as citizen duties and responsibilities are of utmost importance. Mr. R.N. Prasad will be its coordinator.
5) Centre for e-Governance — In view of diverse operations of government high speed transactions is a must and government can not afford to discomfort people. E-Governance is the only answer. Mr. Sujit Kumar will be its coordinator.
6) Centre for Technology Management — Today's technology becomes obsolete tomorrow and only a 'discerning eye' can manage technology. Technology in hydrology, water conservation, solid waste management, soil conservation, generation of alternative resources of energy, treatment of plants and even high volatile energy elements may be taken up. Mr. Sujit Kumar will be coordinator of this programme.
7) Centre of Development of Training — It will concentrate on training modules, methodologies, training need analysis and bring improvements in area. Mr. Amitabh Prasad will be coordinator.
8) Centre for NGO Development — NGOs have now become a formidable instrument in civil governance. Under present dispensation, if promoted properly, they can play catalytic role in social dynamics. Mr. Rajan Sinha will be its coordinator.
9) Centre for Human Rights — In democratic set up like that of ours, public power is sovereign and hence human rights has special significance. Mr. Gangadhar. will be its coordinator.
10) Centre for Gender Issues — Gender sensitisation is a sensitive issue and society with gender bias is bound to ruin. Mr. Sanjay Pandey will be its coordinator.
11) Centre for Project & Financial Management — This Centre is all the more important because BIPARD has now to cultivate its own resources and it can no longer afford to depend on governmental aids. Mr. P. C. Choudhary will be its coordinator.
Similarly, BIPARD does have an independent, institution, RDTI, under one DG.
The following stipulations have been envisaged to expand its area of operation:
1) Centre for Panchayati Raj — Bihar has seen Panchayati Raj elections very recently and now elected representatives are saddled with responsibilities. They have to be trained on a massive scale and the task is even more stupendous in view of more than 50 elected representatives, being women. A majority of the elected representatives may be even illiterates. Hence, such an institution is a crying necessity. Mr. Rajan Sinha will be coordinator.
2) Centre for Rural Development — Rural Development does not connote implementation of governmental rural schemes and plans rather it means visualisation of new ideas, concepts, plan of action for overall rural upliftment e.g. projects for constitution of embankments, proposals for dams, canals, connecting roads, sanitation, topography, soil status etc. Mr. Vijay Kumar Pathak. will be its coordinator.