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Commissionerate of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj (Training) - CRD&PR(Trg)

The Commissionerate of RD&PR (Training) is undertaking all the planning, implementation and monitoring the capacity building and training activities in the state through SRID&PR and five RIRD&PR. The Commissionerate is headed by a senior officer in the rank of Additional Chief Secretary who is also the Vice-Chairman of SIRD&PR society. An officer in the cadre of  Additional Director is in-charge for the training related activities in the State at Directorate of Rural Development.

State Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj is the apex institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department at State level to undertake various capacity building and research activities. SIRD&PR Conceptualize, Design, Organize, Coordinate and Monitor training and Capacity Building of the elected representatives of three tier Panchayat Raj Institutions, Officials of RD&PR and other line departments, CBOs and general Public. The Institute was found in 1990 and registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975. Presently the Institute is functioning in a 25 acre campus at Maraimalainagar,near Chennai.
Regional Institutes of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj - RIRD&PR

The Regional Institutes of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj at Sathiya Vijaya Nagaram in Tiruvannamalai district, Krishnagiri in Krishnagiri district, Pattukottai, in Thanjavur district, Bhavanisagar in Erode district and T.Kallupatty in Madurai district are entrusted with the task of imparting training. RIRD & PRs are headed by Principals in the cadre of Additional Director/Joint Director of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department

S.No Name of the Institution Name of the District Name of the Districts Covered Year of Establishment Area of the Institution (in acres)
1. S.V. Nagaram Tiruvannamalai Kancheepuram,Villupuram,Tiruvallur,Cuddalore and Tiruvannamalai 1956 34.59
2. Krishnagiri Dam Krishnagiri Krishnagiri,Namakkal,Salem,Dharmapuri and Vellore 1958 55.05
3. Pattukottai Thanjavur Thanjavur,Tiruvarur,Nagapattinam,Tiruchurapalli,Pudukottaiand and Sivagangai 1954 20.94
4. BhavaniSagar Erode Erode,Coimbatore,Dindigul,The Nilgiris,Karur,Perambalur, Ariyalur and Tiruppur 1972 71.89
5. T Kallupatti Madurai Madurai,Theni,Virudhunagar,Ramnad, Tirunelveli,Thoothukudi and Kanniyakumari 1948 49.00