Vijayawada

HRD Institute set for upgrade

At present, training is being imparted to as many as 72 inductees of CRDA

: The State government plans to upgrade the Human Resource Development Institute at Bapatla into an integrated training centre where personnel of all government departments could be trained on a regular basis.

The decision to establish the training centre came after the Government of Telangana objected to the use of Marri Chenna Reddy HRD Institute in Hyderabad by A.P. even though it is included in Schedule X institutions which could be used by both the States for a period of 10 years.

After a bitter battle, the AP government decided to establish its own HRD Institute in the capital region. Initially, it was opened on the IIIT campus, Nuzvid, but later shifted to Bapatla. The current extension training centre, spread across 100 acres and equipped with sufficient infrastructure, is imparting training to 140-odd new recruits. Of them, 72 are inductees of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA). The State has recruited new staff to strengthen the hands of the CRDA for its efficient functioning.

“The fresh recruits are learning the nitty-gritty of the basic municipal legislatures, the CRDA set of laws, urban planning, panchayat raj enactments and building regulations. We are trying to bring in experts from different parts of the country to lend their expertise to the training sessions. We are also trying to bring in the best practices from across the country and give them a broad exposure in the 45-day-long training period,” said D. Chakrapani, Director-General of the HRD Institute.

Third batch

Mr. Chakrapani says the trainees include accounts functionaries from various departments. “This is the third batch we are training. They will be absorbed as junior accountants and senior accountants in treasuries,” says Mr. Chakrapani.

Besides the Bapatla centre, the HRD Institute is also utilising infrastructure available at Srikalahasti and Samalkota. “We have taken up at least five programmes at each of these centres. Nearly 10,000 Village Revenue Officers (VROs) were trained,” he says. Speaking about challenges, Mr. Chakrapani says finding a foothold here may take time. “We need to sensitise people coming here as they expect the comforts of MCRHRD.”

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