State Panchayat Resource Centre/ Centre for Panchayat Raj (SPRC/CPR)

Centre for Panchayat Raj (CPR) / State Panchayat Resource Centre (SPRC)

       The SPRC/CPR will strive to Strengthen and improve the Rural Local Governance through effective and systematic capacity building of elected representatives in Tamil Nadu. The primary responsibility of SPRC/CPR will be to accelerate the capability building of the Panchayat functionaries, develop and disseminate knowledge about Panchayat Administration and Rural Development as a Whole, among the officials of Rural Development Department and other line departments across the State and function as a think tank on Panchayat Administration for the State Government.

Centre Activity:

  • Formulation of Strategy for capability building of Panchayat functionaries

  • Development of appropriate training modules and materials and conduct of training programmes for Panchayat representatives and functionaries.

  • Identify training needs of Elected Representatives with special reference to SC/ST and Women representatives.

  • Support District Resource center for Panchayat in conducting training Programs.

  • Development of Master trainers and Resource Persons for training of Panchayat representatives and functionaries.

  • Establishment of linkages and coordination with prominent institutes to provide training in Thematic sectors such as Water, Health,Sanitation, Bio diversity, etc..

  • Conduct of training programmes , seminar, conference and workshops in the broad field of Panchayat Raj

  • Organize exposure visits across the State, within and outside the Country to the Elected Representatives of Rural Local Bodies and functionaries.

Annual Action Plan (2021 - 2022):

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Research Studies:  

Research Topics Entrusted to In coordination with
VPDP as a tool for Convergence and Holistic Development Jr.Faculty – Women Empowernment Madras School of Social Work
Strengthening of Gram sabha Assistant Director /Lecturer Gandhi Gram University
Village Panchayat Audit – an Analysis Research officer Grade II
Madras Institute of Development Services
Adoption of e-Application by Rural Local Bodies and Challenges Jr.Faculty (IT)
IT Wing of Anna University
E- Application as an effective tool for Good Governance Jr.Faculty (IT) IT Wing of Reputed Institute


Contact Details:

Faculty Name/Designation

Contact Details  
Tmt. P. Prasanna Vasanthi
Research Officer Grade - II


E-mail :

Mobile No: 98403 29301


Tmt. M. Kavitha

Jr. Faculty (Information Technology)                     

E-mail :

Mobile No: 73585 09114