- Disaster Management Centre, SKIPA
Disaster Management Centre (DMC) was established in June, 2007 as a nodal training
center for eastern India. It is entrusted with the task of Training and Capacity Building across
the state on Disaster related issues. It is being headed by Sri Sanjay Bihari Ambastha, (JAS),
Joint Director SKIPA, Jharkhand. The cell performs the following functions :
- Preparation of Hazard Profile - Drought, Mining Accidents, Chemical and
Industrial Hazards Lighting, Bird Flu, Flood, Earthquake, Fire / Forest Fire, Elephant
Attacks, Climate Change, Biodiversity loss, Naxalism / Landmine Blasts, Snake
- State & District Level Programs - (a) Sensitization of various Stakeholders of
Disaster Management, (b) Workshops & Seminars (c) Awareness Generation
Programs, (d) District Disaster Management Planning, (e) Advocacy & Networking
with GOs/NGOs, (f) Database of Trainers / Resource Persons, (g) To develop
response teams for First Aid/S&R, (h) Development of IEC Material, (i) Training
- Collaboration and Networking with various Departments, corporate and
Government bodies - (a) Disaster Management Dept, (b) Fire Department,
(c) Birsa Agriculture University / HARP, Plandu, (d) UNICEF / UNDP, (e) RIMS /
RINPAS, (f) Survey of India, (g) CMPDI / CCL, (h) Jharkhand Space Application
Centre, (i) TATA / MECON / HEC / SAIL, (j) IIM / XISS / XLRI, (k) Ranchi University /
CUJ / CSIR.
- Knowledge cum Demonstration Centre (KDC) - Was established to
conceptualize a platform which serves not only as a repository of knowledge on
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) but also facilitates dissemination of tools
techniques, technology and practices to the various stake holders, particularly
community on a sustained basis.SKIPA has launched a web portal for Knowledge
SKIPA has launched a web portal for Knowledge cum Demonstration Centre for
Disaster Management www.jkdc.in which will provide a platform for sharing experiences
and enriching the state.
The DMC has the following Major Achievement so far - (i) 139 Training programs and
3044 Trainees trained, (ii) Training programs attended by faculty, (iii) Collaboration with DM
Dept. CRF & DM Act. (iv) Web-hosting of DMC, (v) Off-campus Training, (vi) DFID, UK program
of Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction, (vii) in February 2015.
Innovation Planning and Monitoring Unit (I-PMU):
- Future Plans - (i) Publication of Newsletter, (ii) Research & Documentation, (iii) TNA for
Govt. Depts. and others, (iv) Hazard & Vulnerability mapping, (v) School Safety Programs,
(vi) Training for Incident Command System, (vii) Sensitization of PRI functionaries, (viii)
Consultancy for Capacity Building, (ix) Initiatives for EOC establishment & operation at state /
SKIPA has also collaborated with Centre for
Innovations in Public Systems, Hyderabad
to build an environment promoting
innovations in the State. SKIPA is hosting an
Innovation Cell within its premises that
would help in documenting best practices
and replicating innovations across the
different Departments of the Government of
Jharkhand. The cell is established with 3
professionals to promote innovation culture
in the state and is headed by Sri Dipanker Sri
Gyan, JAS, Dy. Director (Admin.) who is
state nodal officer.
The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of
India, had undertaken a project on 'Capacity Building for Good Governance' to develop a
standardized methodology for bringing about improvements in citizen service delivery and
public grievance redressal. This necessitated the development of Sevottam model with the
overarching objective of improving the quality of public service delivery in the country.
Sevottam is a generic framework for bringing continual improvement in public service
delivery till excellence is achieved. Sevottam word is a fusion of two Hindi words Seva and
Uttam which means 'excellence in service'.
The first component of the model requires effective charter implementation thereby
opening up a channel for receiving citizen's inputs into the way in which organizations
determine service delivery requirements.
The second component of the model, 'Public Grievance Redress' requires a good
grievance redress system operating in a manner that leaves the citizen more satisfied with
how the organization responds to complaints / grievances, irrespective of the final decision.
The third component 'Excellence in Service Delivery', postulates that an organization
can have an excellent performance in service delivery only if it is managing the key
ingredients for good service delivery well, and building its own capacity to continuously
The ability of such an assessment model in influencing service delivery quality will be a
function of how tightly improvement actions are linked to assessment results.
Shri Krishna Institute of Public Administration has been designated as nodal agency in
the state of Jharkhand for sensitization and capacity building with respect to sevottam. A
separate sevottam cell under Joint Director Sri Anjani Kumar Mishra, JAS is functional in
SKIPA. Till date Skipa has organized 13 workshops cum training programme. The sevottam
cell aims to sensitise all service delivery departments of the state in the ensuing year. Change
management as well as Research and Development are the important focus areas for the cell
with various service delivery departments.
Urban Management Cell :
The Urban Management cell (UMC) under Sri Heera Lal Mondal, JAS, Joint Director is
Located at SKIPA to undertake the following activities:
Training Need Assessment Cell
- Policy advice and Guidance to State Government and Urban Local Bodies :
Advice State government to strengthen ULBs as per 74th Constitutional
- Planning and development of Capacity Building activities : Plan, design and
implement training courses, Workshops, Seminars and Conferences.
- Human resource development : Design and implement Capacity Building
activities such as preparation of tailor made training modules in local language,
undertake training programmes for ULB staff and elected representatives.
- Development research for policy analysis / Impact assessment studies :
Plan and conduct research studies in the areas of urban management and local
- Knowledge management : Develop knowledge repository of best practices on
projects and reforms, technology transfer, data bank on resource institutions /
persons, poverty, programmes / schemes etc.
- Training of Trainers (TOT) : Identify potential participants and implement TOT
- Development Capacity Building related toolkits and documents :
Preparation and publication of papers, policy, fact sheets, good practices,
guidelines and manuals on urban management.
- Foster Partnership and Networking : Develop formal and informal
arrangements amongst institutions supporting urban local government and
develop a pool of professionals.
Effective training or development depends on knowing what is required for the
individual, the department and the organisation as a whole. With limited budgets and the
need for cost-effective solutions, all organisations need to ensure that the resources invested
in training are targeted at areas where training and development is needed and a positive
return on the investment is guaranteed. Effective TNA is particularly vital in today's changing
workplace as new technologies and flexible working practices are becoming widespread,
leading to corresponding changes in the skills and abilities required.
Analysing what the training needs are is a vital prerequisite for any effective training
programme or event. Simply throwing training at individuals may miss priority needs, or
even cover areas that are not essential. TNA enables organisations to channel resources into
the areas where they will contribute the most to employee development, enhancing morale
and organisational perormance. TNA is a natural function of appraisal systems and is a key
requirement for the award of Investors in People.
Effective TNA involves systematic planning, analysis and coordination across the
organisation, to ensure that organisational priorities are taken into account, that duplication
of effort is avoided and economies of scale are achieved. Al potential trainees should be
included in the process, rather than rely on the subjective evaluation of managers. Ideally,
managers should also receive training in the process of TNA itself, to clarify what they are
trying to achieve and what is their approach. With this idea a TNA cell at SKIPA uder Sri
Dipanker Shri Gyan, JAS, Dy. Director (Admin.) has been established. This cell is at present
doing TNA for Disaster Management department & UNDP for the District & Ranchi and
Dhanbad. The draft report is Complete. Finalization of report is in its last phase. The Disaster
Management department is planning to do the same exercerise for rest of districts of the
state. Many other department have also approached SKIPA for similar exercises.
- For modernization of land records system in the country, a modified programmes,
viz., the National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP) has been
started since 2008-09 by merging two Centrally-sponsored schemes of
Computerization of Land Records (CLR) and Strengthening of Revenue
Administration and Updating of Land Records (SRA&ULR).
The NLRMP was approved by the Cabinet on 21.08.2008. The goal of the
NLRMP is to usher in the system of conclusive titling with title guarantee, to
replace the current system of presumptive titles in the country.
- The activities being supported under the Programme, inter alia, include
completion of computerization of the records of rights (RoRs), digitization of
maps, survey / resurvey using modern technology including aerial
photogrammetry, computerization of registration, training and capacity building
of the concerned officials and functionaries, connectivity amongst the land records
and registration offices and land records management centres at
- The govt. of India has sanctioned Rs. 1.9607 Crores for establishment of NLRMP
cell at SKIPA, Ranchi. Out of which Rs. 1.17 Cr. As first installment has been
released. Most of the equipment have been procured 60% of fund has been
- The cell headed by Sri Dipanker Shri Gyan, IAS, Dy. Director (Admin.) has trained
Assistant settlement officers in two batches covering 60 participants. Altogether
945 Man days training has been covered in 31 days.
- The project is periodically reviewed at the level of Chief Secretary or the
- The NRLMP technical committee is headed by the Director General SKIPA. The
Principal Secretary of major stakeholder departments along with the head of
technical departments and universities are member of this technical committee.