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Resource Person Certificate

  • Introduction and Significance:

    The quality of local governance is directly related to the performance of grassroots level Panchayat functionaries. Therefore there is a great need for improving quality of training for the Panchayati Raj Functionaries in the country and the National Institute of Rural Development &Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad is tasked to work out innovative strategies to achieve the task. To lend dynamism, to the national efforts of “Transforming India”, the NIRDPR in association with Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), has launched a significant project to strengthen PRIs through, “Continuous training and e-enablement”.

    One of the component of this programme is to test and certify about 100 National Level Master Resource Persons identified by respective SIRDs. The State Level Master Resource Persons with proficiency in English, Hindi/ local languages, with competency in training methodology, and having training experience in Panchayati Raj and Rural Development will be attached to NIRDPR. They will play a key role in implementing need-based and cost-effective training for the Panchayati Raj functionaries.

  • Program overview :

    The ToT will orient and assess State Master Resource Persons on Training Modules for PR functionaries, followed by assessment and certification. In this regard the following 12 Modules have been designed for certification of the State Level Master Resource Persons :

    • Democracy and Governance
    • Mauris Tincidunt proin dictum
    • Porta odio id semper magna
    • Panchayat Management
    • Financial Management
    • E-Governance
    • Participatory Planning
    • Leadership Development & Management
    • Sectoral Schemes - Economic
    • Sectoral Schemes – Social
    • Gender and Governance
    • Inclusion and Empowerment
    • Governance in 5th Schedule Areas
    • Governance in 6th Schedule Areas

    The Certification process focuses on testing and verifying the subject knowledge and training skills. When a large numbers of guest speakers are around, it becomes difficult for the training Institutions to decide whom to invite. Certifications help the training institutions to choose right people for right job. The intent of certification is to inform the public that these State Level Master Resource Persons have demonstrated a particular degree of knowledge and skills. Professional certification establishes credibility and enhance public image.

  • Objective

    There are about 30 lakh elected representatives and about 30 lakh functionaries in 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats, 6000 intermediate Panchayats and 550 Zila Panchayats. These functionaries need to be trained on all aspects related to rural development, basic services, and functioning of local governments. As skills and educational levels of elected representatives vary, it is essential to adopt innovative means of capacitating and motivating them.

    The qualified resource persons on obtaining certification will be empaneled as National Level Resource Persons , to take up the following Training assignments.

    • Induction/Orientation of Elected Representatives (ERs) within 6 months of their election.
    • Intensive/functional area trainings to ERs in important functional modules.
    • Special modules for Women and Tribal ERs.
    • Line department functionaries at least once in two years.
  • Program Outline :

    The assessment criteria has been designed to allow candidates to show that they have the required knowledge, understanding and skills that qualify them to be certified as a “State Level Master Resource Person”. Validity, equity and fairness will be ensured at each stage of the assessment process.

    • Subject Matter Expertise: Subject knowledge and expertise will be assessed through an written test in 12 thematic areas related to PRIs. The candidates will have option to choose more than one thematic area.
    • Training& Facilitation Skills: The candidates have to facilitate a session on a given topic for about half an hour, where the expert assessors will observe the methodology, language, communication, and documentation and presentation skills.
    • Achievement of Learning Objectives: At the end of the training, the learners should be able to demonstrate understanding or do what was intended in the training objectives
    • Communication Skills : The resource persons must be able to communicate effectively with the individual trainees as well in group. The communication skill include written, oral and documentation.
    • Soft Skills : The soft skills of the candidates will be assessed by a committee through personal interview.
  • Eligibility :
    • Existing trainers associated with SIRDs/ Partnering Institutions
    • Experienced elected representatives
    • Academicians of various institutions and universities etc
    • NGO functionaries working in Panchayati Raj sector
    • Government functionaries who have flair for training
    • Retired PRI functionaries
    • Private sector volunteers, and YK volunteers
  • Registration for Selection and Empanelment of Master Resource Persons
    Years - From To Designation / Position Department / Organisation
    Years Name of the Program Name of the Institution
    Years Place of Training Subjects / Themes Target Audience Number of programmes
    Years Name of the organization Target Audience Number of assessments
    Years Subject /Themes Target Audience
    Pan India Preferred States
    Month Days of availability
  • Course & Module:

    Courses and Modules for “Certification of Master Trainers/Resource persons”

    There are in total 3 broad courses for the programme. Each course consists of 4 modules and each module consists of 4 units. The details are as follows

    Course 1: Local Governance
    Module 1.1: Democracy and Local Governance
    • Unit 1.1.1: Concept of Democracy and Decentralization
    • Unit 1.1.2: Evolution of PRIs and Salient Features of 73rd Amendment
    • Unit 1.1.3: Participatory Democracy
    • Unit 1.1.4: Decentralized Governance and Devolution
    Module 1.2: Panchayat Management
    • Unit 1.2.1: Power and Functions of Panchayati Raj Institutions
    • Unit 1.2.2: Panchayat Administration
    • Unit 1.2.3: Duties and Responsibilities of Elected Representatives and Officials of PRIs
    • Unit 1.2.4: Statutory Committees of PRIs
    Module 1.3: Financial Management in PRIs
    • Unit 1.3.1: Financial Resources of PRIs
    • Unit 1.3.2: Gram Panchayat Budget
    • Unit 1.3.3: Gram Panchayat Accounting
    • Unit 1.3.4: Auditing of Gram Panchayat Accounts
    Module 1.4: E-Governance
    • Unit 1.4.1: Digital India
    • Unit 1.4.2: E-Governance
    • Unit 1.4.3: Panchayat Enterprise Suit
    • Unit 1.4.4: ICT Applications in Rural Development
    Course 2: Decentralised Local Planning
    Module 2.1: Participatory Planning
    • Unit 2.1.1: Gram Panchayat Development Plan
    • Unit 2.1.2: District Planning Committee and Integrated District Plan
    • Unit 2.1.3: Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Techniques
    • Unit 2.1.4: Social Accountability and Community Mobilizationn
    Module 2.2: Leadership Development & Management
    • Unit 2.2.1: Leadership and its Styles
    • Unit 2.2.2: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
    • Unit 2.2.3: Skills for Effective Leadership
    • Unit 2.2.4: Training and Leadership Development
    Module 2.3: Sectoral Schemes: I
    • Unit 2.3.1: Sustainable Development Goals
    • Unit 2.3.2: Flagship Schemes and Centrally Sponsored programs
    • Unit 2.3.3: Employment, Livelihood and Skill Development Programmes
    • Unit 2.3.4: Infrastructure Development Programmes
    Module 2.4: Sectoral Schemes: II
    • Unit 2.4.1: Social Development Programmes
    • Unit 2.4.2: Social Security Schemes
    • Unit 2.4.3: Community Based Disaster Management
    • Unit 2.4.4: Management of Natural Resources
    Course 3: Inclusive Development and Governance
    Module 3.1: Gender in Local Governance
    • Unit 3.1.1: Women in Local Governance
    • Unit 3.1.2: Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Women: Enabling Legal Provisions
    • Unit 3.1.3: Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting
    • Unit 3.1.4: Leadership of Women in PRIs
    Module 3.2: Inclusion and Empowerment of Marginalized Sections
    • Unit 3.2.1: Social Justice and Inclusion
    • Unit 3.2.2: Empowerment of Marginalized Sections
    • Unit 3.2.3: Empowerment of Persons with Disability
    • Unit 3.2.4: Elderly and Children
    Module 3.3: Governance in 5th Schedule Areas
    • Unit 3.3.1: Salient Features of Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA), Act, 1996
    • Unit 3.3.2: Tribal Self-Governance and Role of Gram Sabha
    • Unit 3.3.3: Governance of Natural Resources in 5th Schedule Areas
    • Unit 3.3.4: Prevention of Tribal Land Alienation
    Module 3.4: Governance in 6th Schedule Areas
    • Unit 3.4.1: Scheduled VI States in India
    • Unit 3.4.2: Constitutional Provisions for 6th Schedule Areas
    • Unit 3.4.3: Composition, Power and Function of AutonoMemorandum of Understandings District Councils
    • Unit 3.4.4: Power and Functions of Village Councils
  • FAQs

    • Why to become a Government Certified Resource Persons?

      To lend dynamism, to the national efforts of “Transforming India”, the NIRDPR in association with Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), has launched a significant project to strengthen PRIs through, “Continuous training and e-enablement”.

      The quality of local governance is directly related to the performance of gross root level Panchayat functionaries. Therefore in order to develop the capacity of local leadership, you can be a change agent, by becoming a NIRD& PR Certified Resource Person. This certification program is first of its kind in Government sector.

    • Why Certification Matters?

      Professional certification establishes credibility and enhance public image. The intent of certification is to inform the public that the individual has demonstrated a particular degree of knowledge and skills. When a large numbers of guest speakers are around, it becomes difficult for the SIRD to decide whom to invite. Certifications help the training institutions to choose right people for right job.

    • What do Certified Resource Persons Do?

      The pool of certified resource persons in partnership with SIRD’s / Partnering Institutions jointly design and implement need-based and cost-effective training for the Panchayat Raj functionaries.

    • Who are eligible to become Certified Resource Person
      • 1.Present Elected Representative of PRI.
      • 2. Ex Elected Representative of PRI.
      • 3. Official of PRI.
      • 4.Existing faculty of SIRD/Partnering institution.
      • 5. Guest faculty of SIRD.
      • 6. Academicians of Universities etc.
      • 7. NGO functionaries working in RD and PR sector.
      • 8. Government functionary of line departments.
      • 9.Retired government servants.
      • 10. Others who have flair for training PR functionaries.
    • Eligibility criteria for Registration
      • Willingness to impart training as per their choice at State and District level.
      • Willingness to travel extensively to take up training assignments.
      • A minimum of five years of intensive experience working PR and RD.
      • Good training and facilitation skills.
    • Grading/Certifying Resource Persons

      The Certification process focuses on testing and verifying the subject knowledge and training skills. The initial screening of the applicants will be done on the basis of age, qualification and previous experience. A four-day orientation cum selection process will be organized at the SIRDs or at Partner institutions. The candidates will be assessed on:

      • Content - the subject knowledge
      • Training Facilitation (actual execution of training)
      • Soft Skills

    • Format of assessment

      Test of Subject Knowledge: Subject knowledge and expertise will be assessed through an objective / written test in 12 thematic areas related to PRIs. The candidates will have option to choose more than one thematic area. The list of 12 thematic areas are given in the annexure.

    • Training Facilitation & documentation Skills:

      The candidates have to facilitate a session on a given topic for about half an hour, where the expert assessors will observe the methodology, language, communication, and presentation skills.
      Attitude and behavior Skills: The soft skills of the candidates will be assessed by a committee through personal interview.

    • Award of Marks
      S.No Description Marks
      1 CV 20
      2 Subject knowledge in the thematic areas 30
      3 Training & facilitation skills 20
      4 Achievement of learning Objectives 10
      5 Communication Skills 10
      6 Soft skills 10
      Total 100
    • Grading of qualified resource persons

      Basing on the performance in the assessment the qualified resource persons will be graded as A, B, C and D.

    • Who can you train?

      There are about 30 lakh elected representatives and about 30 lakh functionaries in 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats, 6000 intermediate Panchayats and 550 Zilla Panchayats. These functionaries need to be trained on all aspects related to rural development, basic services, and functioning of local governments. As skills and educational levels of elected representatives vary, it is essential to adopt innovative means of capacitating and motivating them.

    • Target Group Elected Representatives
      S.No PRI level No in lakh % women % SCs % STs
      1 Village 27.32 43.81 22.99 10.01
      2 Block 1.68 40.30 19.39 7.07
      3 District 0.16 43.19 16.57 10.78
      TOTAL 29.17
    • Target Group Officials
      S.No Level Total Number in lakh
      1 Village 25.70
      2 Block 1.36
      3 District 0.39
      Total 27.45
    • How will you contribute to Strengthening PRIs

      The qualified resource persons on obtaining certification will be empanelled on, to take up the following training assignments.
      Induction/Orientation of Elected Representatives (ERs) within 6 months of their election.

      • Intensive/functional area trainings to ERs in important functional modules.
      • Special modules for Women and Tribal ERs.
      • Line department functionaries at least once in two years.

    • Lists of Thematic Areas
      • Democracy and Governance
      • Panchayat Management
      • Financial Management
      • E-Governance
      • Participatory Planning
      • Leadership Development & Management
      • Sectoral Schemes - Economic
      • Sectoral Schemes – Social
      • Gender and Governance
      • Inclusion and Empowerment
      • Governance in 5th Schedule Areas
      • Governance in 6th Schedule Areas
  • About Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini

    Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini is an academy for the training and orientation of socio-political activists and a centre for overall public-awakening activities and research projects. It was launched mainly as a memorial of Late Rambhau Mhalgi. It was established in 1982 as a unique Training and Research Academy, primarily aimed at enhancing the capabilities of voluntary activists and elected representatives of the people. However, over the years it has blossomed into a multi-dimensional institute.

  • Address

    Delhi Office: Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
    136, North Avenue
    New Delhi – 110001

    +91 9540876719, 011- 23092032

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