By a Correspondent
Imphal, May 13,
A day long training programme on ‘Orientation course for trainees/support team of district level for functioning of Panchayats like Right to Information (RTI), Panchayat Act & Rules, Social audit etc’ was held in Imphal on Monday.
The orientation programme cum training course which was held at the Kuki Inn in Imphal was organised by the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) Manipur.
The training course was attended by around 45 key representatives of the village authorities under Island tribal development block under Saikul sub-division, Kangpokpi district.
In his key note address, the Joint Director (Training) Okram Lokendro Singh of SIRD highlighted the importance of holding such training to jointly understand the various rural development programmes and schemes of the government and the public participation in its implementation process for a better livelihood.
Some resources persons in diverse fields made different presentations on the issues relating with the rural development.
Former additional secretary W Nimaichand Singh of the Manipur Public Service Commission made a presentation on RTI and its importance in the implementation of development programmes while Under Secretary Kh Chaoba Singh of the Rural development and Panchayati Raj government of Manipur on Panchayat Act and Rules/Autonomous District Council.
Kh Ibochou Singh State nodal officer (Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) also delivered a lecture cum presentation on key issues in the implementation of Rural Development programme and preparation of labour budget under MGNREGS.
Island block under Kangpokpi district has around 86 recognised villages, according to the village representatives who attended in the day’s programme.