Rapid Training Programme (RTP)
Ministry of Urban Development(MoUD) prepared a two year Framework for Action (FFA) in 2007 based on a rapid Training Needs Assessment (TNA) of ULBs and an assessment of institutions involved in training in the urban sector. The FFA aimed to systematize and energize both demand and supply sides to achieve sustained access to quality capacity building services, based on individual city needs. Rapid Training Programme (RTP) was one of the first activities implemented under FFA. Coverage of RTP was all Mission Cities with special focus on those cities which were slow in implementing Mission activities.
2. Training modules/selection of Hub institutions
Three areas were prioritized for RTP such as Reform, DPR Preparation and Project Implementation. It was proposed to implement RTP by partnering two institutions to develop curriculum/training modules and delivery of the three priority areas identified. MoUD selected six institutions (called Regional Hubs). The curriculum/training modules developed and the institutions responsible for developing these modules are as follows:
|1.||Module I: Governance & Reforms||i. Centre for Good Governance (CGG), Hyderabad
ii. Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI),Hyderabad2.
|2.||Module II: Supervision and Preparation of DPRs||iii. Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT),
|3.||Module III : Project
Implementation & Management
|v. Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development
3. Implementation of RTP
RTP implemented in a phased manner to cover all Mission cities. The three phases of RTP are as follows:
Phase I: 29 cities that have delayed in signing MOA or accessing funds
Phase II: 27 cities in the category of cities/UAs with 1 million plus but less than 4 million population
Phase III: Seven Mega cities
4. Expected outputs from Hub institutions
Each of the three teams of Hub Institutions was responsible for the following outputs:
a) Submission of curriculum, training material, a training Calendar and profile of key faculties involved for the delivery of specific modules within two weeks of signing the MOA of the assignment.
b) Development and submission of database of participants including participants name, areas of expertise and contact addresses.
c) At least 75% of staff/elected representatives of the targeted categories should attend the relevant training,
d) Documentation of the entire process of RTP implementation and submission of reports to the Mission Directorate after completion of training
5. Target group and duration
The target groups of RTP were Elected Representatives of ULBs, particularly women councillors, Class I, Class II and select Class III officers of ULBs and officials of all parastatals involved in service delivery. RTP was implemented for a period of two years.
6. Monitoring and evaluation
The Mission Directorate monitored the programme through the training calendar and the subsequent monthly reports submitted by each Hub Institutions.