JAMMU, JUNE 10- National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR) has certified about 395 Master Resource Persons (MRPs) of J&K Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, under project “Transforming India through strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions by continuous Training and e-enablement (TISPRI).”
Out of the total MRPs certified by the NIRD&PR, 278 were trained at J&K Institute of Management Public Administration & Rural Development (JK-IMPARD) Jammu while 117 MRPs were trained at JK-IMPARD Srinagar in collaboration with NIRD&PR, Hyderabad and Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, J&K.
The training module conducted in 2019-20 was developed to create a pool of master trainers who further imparted training to elected Sarpanches and Panches of Jammu and Kashmir with an aim to improve the functioning and effectiveness of the PRIs, to boost rural development, facilitate participatory democracy and reinforce accountability at the grassroots level.
These Master Resource Persons have already provided induction training to 3560 Sarpanches and 23660 Panches. Also, they were instrumental in providing GPDP training to 47275 Sarpanches, SHG members, panchayat functionaries and officers in November, 2019. They shall continue to take up training programmes at various levels to ensure a vibrant Panchayati Raj System in J&K.
During the training programme, MRPs were provided standardized training material supplemented with power point presentations and audio-visual aids by RDD which was distributed among the participants to make the training more effective.
The TISPRI is being implemented by NIRDPR through Centre for Panchayati Raj with the support of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, to address gaps identified in strengthening PRIs.