RIRD&PR - Pattukkottai
Regional Institute of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj - Pattukkottai

Regional Institute of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj (RIRD & PR), Pattukkottai is one of the Rural Development & Panchayat Raj training centres started in the year 1954, when the State Government launched the massive programme of training of Village Level Workers, as a prelude to the implementation of Community Development Programmes. At present this RIRD & PR caters to the training needs of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj officials below the cadre of BDOs and elected representatives of Village Panchayats and Panchayat Unions of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Tiruchirappalli, Pudukkottai and Sivaganga districts.

The RIRD, Pattukkottai located in the Pattukkottai Municipality limit and Pattukkottai Taluk of Thanjavur district. The total area of the training centre is 20.92 acres, which include, Quarters, Workshop and Farmlands. New Administrative Block constructed for RIRD&PR are also located in the premises.

RIRD&PR is headed by a Joint Director cadre official of RD & PR Department. He is assisted by three RD&PR Lecturers of RD and Assistant Director Cadre officials from Local Fund Audit Department also. This centre has multi-disciplinary faculties belonging to Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and Local Fund Audit Departments. Apart from the department officials, Guest Lecturers are also being engaged on the specific areas depending upon the requirements.

S.No District No.of Panchayat Union No. of village Panchayats
1 Thanjavur 14 589
2 Tiruvarur 10 430
3 Nagapattinam 11 434
4 Tiruchirappalli 14 404
5 Pudukkottai 13 497
6 Sivaganga 12 445
Total 74 2799

The Administration

Principal/Joint Director of RD & PR., is the Head of the Training Institute.

Four Lectures in the Cadre of Assistant Director

1 Total Area of the Institute premises (In Sq.mts) 15970 sq.ft.(Including Farm)
2 Number of Buildings/ Kutcha, Pucca RCC roofs 36 Nos / Kutcha 45
3 Number of Hostel with capacity of Rooms capacity 9 hostel building with 48 rooms Gents 111 + Ladies 29 Total 140
4 Number of Conference Halls with capacity 2 Nos. with 90+35 =125 Nos. capacity
5 Number of Lecture Halls with capacity 2 Nos. with 40 Nos. each capacity
6 Details of the Recreation facilities TV Room 20 Nos. capacity
7 Number of Staff Quarters 4 Nos.
8 Guest House(s) with capacity Single bed room - 1
Double bed room - 1
9 Standby Generator facility available or not Not available
10 Number of Computers 30 Nos.
11 Number of Vehicles with details Jeep: 1 No
12 Details of Audio Visual Equipment Colour TV : 5 Nos.
DVD : 1 No.
Digital Camera : 2 Nos.
Projector : 5 Nos.
Public Address system : 2 Nos.
13 Library Facility 1. No. of Books : 13801 Nos.
2. No. of Journals and periodicals:
Daily News Papers : 4 Nos.