Satellite-based training for public reps

The Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department will impart satellite-based training for elected representatives of Panchayat Raj institutions at all district centres.

At present, the representatives elected to zilla, taluk and gram panchayats and the officials of the RDPR department are now dependent on the Abdul Nazir Sab Institute of Rural Development in Mysore for training. Now, steps are being taken to set up satellite-based training centres at district headquarters to avoid representatives from across the State travelling to Mysore for training.

The work on setting up training centres is in progress in Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga and Bangalore. While the construction of the buildings has been completed, the work of installing equipment for the training is in progress. The department intends to extend the training services to other district centres, too. The project has been taken up under the Gram Swarozgar Yojana (scheme).

With the training available at district centres, the elected representatives of the three-tier Panchayat Raj system can getknowledge from local resource persons. This will save time and the expense of travelling to Mysore.

“The training centres will also help disseminate information to officials and elected representatives. The department has ventured to make use of technology for communication,” said Shadaksharappa, Deputy Secretary of Davangere Zilla Panchayat.

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