Uttarakhand Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (UIRDPR) was established in the year 2002 as an apex autonomous training & capacity building institution under the aegis of Department of Rural Development of the state Government. The Institution was entrusted for functioning in the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj sector. Consequent to the creation of the separate State of Uttarakhand, the state government entrusted the R S Tolia Academy of Administration, commonly known as ATI, the task of infrastructure development and setting up of the UIRDPR along with the pursuance of the initial training functions for UIRDPR from its campus at Nainital. The setting up of the Institute was initiated by establishing a cell at Academy's campus at Nainital. This led to the creation, setting and infrastructure development of the UIRDPR during 2002 to 2006, till the present campus of the Institute came into existence in the year 2006 at Rudrapur, after a thoughtful decision. The institute is presently functioning in its sprawling lush green 45 acres new campus. The Director of R S Tolia Academy of Administration is the Chairman of the executive committee of UIRDPR for administrative and technical guidance, whereas, at the state level the Institution is headed and administered by the Principal Secretary, RD&PR. The Executive Director is the executive head for manifestation and administration of the functions of the Institution at local level.
To emerge as a leading Training & Capacity building Institution in the country through excellence in training, education, research and capacity building initiatives in the field of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
Development of capable organizations and skilled human resource in rural sector to ensure sustainable development and principles of good governance.
Training is the main objective of this Institute. Apart from the mandatory and regular courses, Training programmes are designed and conducted as per the policies of the State Government, Rural Development Department. Research Projects are also taken as per the need. Evaluation of various Government Programmes, implemented in the State are done by the Faculty Members apart from the collaborative projects of the Institute with other similar organisations like NIRD UIRD trainings are also arranged in collaboration with the Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Nainital, Uttarakhand Forest Training Academy, Haldwani (Nainital), National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad and Extension Training Centres, Uttarakhand. The training strategies primarily rely upon identification of training need followed by designing of training modules, implementation and evaluation.
To facilitate the Rural Development initiatives with special focus on the rural communities particularly disadvantaged sections, rural poor and rural women by enhancing the knowledge,
UIRDPR is providing training to develop managerial skills, organizational capability, leadership and decision making ability for development planning and efficiency in implementation of policies .
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