NIUA is the designated strategic partner of the MoHUA in capacity building to provide single window services to the Ministry, States as well as ULBs. The Institute is involved in facilitating the dissemination of information on training modules, documenting best practices, monitoring the progress of training, and, most important, evaluating the benefits of training after completion of each training capsule of four months. This evaluation is being carried out for all the individual municipal functionaries through each training period and results are shared with the training entities to enable them to review their training methods and modules, and if necessary, to make the training more appropriate and relevant for the municipal functionaries. The functional areas covered under capacity building are Administration, Public Health and Engineering, Town Planning, Finance, and Urban Social Aspects. 30 eminent training institutions empaneled through 4 rounds of empanelment for 4 categories. Training is designed to be carried out in four capsules: orientation, thematic training 1, thematic training 2, and national exposure. The functionaries for training come from ULBs, State departments, parastatal agencies and also any mission management units that have been set up. Since the launch of the Integrated Capacity Building Programme (ICBP), feedback on training modules of ICBP as submitted by various training entities and MIS of the training programmes have been compiled for the capacity building assessment reports.
Debjani Ghosh Associate Professor
Ankita Raman Research Associate