Bihar Institute of Public Administration & Rural Development, located at Patna, is the premier training institute of Government of Bihar. In undivided Bihar, Sri Krishna Institute of Public Administration (SKIPA) situated at Ranchi, used to be the Administrative Training Institute.

After creation of separate state of Jharkhand, the Government of Bihar, established its own Administrative Training Institute (ATI) at WALMI Campus, Phulwari Sharif, Patna. Subsequently, in the year 2004, a Rural Development Training Institute popularly known as SIRD in many States, was also set up.

The organisational structure of these two training institutes, hitherto functioning as integral part of the General Administration Department and the Rural Development Department, underwent a change in the year 2005. The separate training institutions were merged into Bihar Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (BIPARD) and became an autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act 1960 with effect from 1st April, 2006.

In the year 2012, the Government of Bihar formulated and adopted ‘State Training Policy’ to provide vision and necessary guidance to achieve performance enhancement, up-gradation of knowledge and skill of all personnel through systematic training. As per mandate of the STP, the BIPARD is now the apex training institute of Bihar and have responsibility to provide leadership in the field of training.

BIPARD will be the apex institute of Training and Research in the field of Public Administration, Rural Development, Disaster Management, Panchayati Raj, Non-Government Organization, Urban Development, Land, Water Management and Sanitatation etc. It will be developed as a centre of excellence to provide the necessary support to the National and the State Governments and other agencies concerned in these fields in the area of policy formulation, programme initiatives, implementation strategies, training, research evaluation, documentation and dissemination of information.

In order to give shape to this vision, it functions through several centres, looking after specific activities. These are:

Sl.Name of the CentreSub Centres (Subjects)Posts
1.Centre for Public Administration & Good Governance i) Public Administration
ii) Land Revenue
iii) Law + Entitlements
iv) Human Rights
v) Gender Issues
vi) All Induction Training Programmes (barring Rural Dev. Deptt. & Panchayati Raj Deptt.)
vii) Secretariat of State Training Council
Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor – 6
Assistant – 2
Data Entry Operator – 5
2.Centre for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj i) Rural Development
ii) Panchayati Raj
iii) Rural Economics/ Micro Finance
iv) Planning & Development
v) Natural Resource Management
Centre Head – 1
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor – 3
Assistant – 1
Data Entry Operator – 2
3.Centre for Decentralized Training and Distance Learning i) District Training
ii) Regional Training Centres
iii) Distance Learning
iv) Preparation of Data Bank of Questions
v) Conducting Online examinations
Centre Head – 1
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor – 2
Assistant – 1
Data Entry Operator – 2
4.Centre for e-Governance i) IT and its applications
ii) Computer Training for officers and staff
iii) Development of Software
Centre Head – 1
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor – 1
Assistant – 1
Data Entry Operator – 2
5.Centre for Research, Documentation & Publication i) Research
ii) Documentation of all trainings
iii) Documentation of Best Practices
iv) Documentation of Case Studies
v) Publication
Centre Head – 1
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor – 3
Assistant – 1
Data Entry Operator – 2
6.Centre for Urban Development i) Urban Development Programmes
ii) Training of elected representatives, officers and staff of Urban Local Bodies
Centre Head – 1
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor – 1
Assistant – 1
Data Entry Operator – 2
7.Centre for Capacity Building, Knowledge Management & Consultancy i) Trainer Development
ii) Disaster Management
iii) Consultancy for other States/ Departments/ Organizations
iv) Preparation of Course Designs
v) Soft Skills Training
Centre Head – 1
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor – 1
Assistant – 1
Data Entry Operator – 2
8.Centre for Development Studies & Innovation i) Innovations
ii) Emerging new fields in administration
iii) Developing Best Practices
iv) Convergence of different development programmes
Centre Head – 1
Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor – 1
Assistant – 1
Data Entry Operator – 1

  1. To provide latest methodologies of training and instruction including distance learning methodologies;
  2. To undertake, aid, promote and coordinate training and research through its own or other agencies of repute;
  3. To analyse specific problems encountered in the planning and implementation of community development, panchayati raj and other rural development programmes, disaster management urban development, land, water management and sanitation etc., especially those designed to promote the interests of vulnerable sections including women and children and propose solutions thereto;
  4. To follow up in a manner to be mutually agreed upon, the training programmes organized by the Training Centres of repute and to advise the Central government, any other Ministries or authorities on their training programmes;
  5. To establish and maintain Libraries and information services, and information clearing house in all matters relating to areas mentioned in (d) above.
  6. To collaborate with other Institutions including UN Agencies, Associations and Societies and India and in the State of Bihar, in particular and abroad interested in similar objectives;
  7. To offer Fellowships, Scholarships, Prize and Stipends in furtherance of the objectives of BIPARD
  8. To promote application of science and technology in the development of rural areas through training and research.

Following are the objectives of the organisation:

  1. to undertake and assist in the organisation of training and study-courses, conferences, seminars and lectures, incorporating latest methodologies of training and instruction including distance learning methodologies;
  2. to undertake, aid, promote and coordinate training and research through its own or other agencies including non-governmental organisations, UN Agencies, universities and other academic institutions and training centres including those established by or with the aid of the Government of India or any State Government including Government of Bihar;
  3. to establish schools/centres for (i) Study and Orientations, (ii) Training and Instruction, and (iii) Research and Evaluation, and undertake such others activities as may be necessary to achieve the objectives of BIPARD;
  4. to analyse specific problems encountered in the planning and implementation of community development, panchayatiraj and other rural development programmes, disaster management, urban development, land, water management and sanitation etc., especially those designed to promote the interests of vulnerable sections including women and children and propose solutions thereto;
  5. to follow up in a manner to be mutually agreed upon, the training programmes organised by the Training Centres referred to in (2) above and to advise the Central Government and State Government and, subject to mutual agreement, any other Ministries or authorities on their training programmes;
  6. to prepare, print and publish research papers, periodicals and books in furtherance of the objectives of the Society;
  7. to establish and maintain Libraries and information services, and information clearing house in all matters relating to areas mentioned in (4) above.
  8. to collaborate with other Institutions including UN Agencies, Associations and Societies in India and in the State of Bihar, in particular and abroad interested in similar objectives;
  9. to offer Fellowships, Scholarships, Prize and Stipends in furtherance of the objectives of BIPARD.
  10. to promote application of science and technology in the development of rural areas through training and research. BIPARD is an apex Institute of Training and Research in the field of Public Administration, Rural Development, Disaster Management, Panchayati Raj, Non-Government Organisation, Urban Development, Land, Water Management and Sanitation etc. It has been developed as a centre of excellence to provide the necessary support to the National and State governments and other agencies concerned in these fields in the areas of policy formulation, programme initiatives, implementation strategies, training, research evaluation, documentation and dissemination of information.
The General Council of the Institute shall be the governing body of the Institute as defined in Section 16 of Societies Registration Act, 1860. It shall consist of the following:
1. Chief Secretary to the Government of Bihar President
2. Commissioner & Secretary, Planning and Development/ Development Commissioner, Bihar, Patna Vice President
3. Commissioner cum Secretary/ Principal Secretary Finance Department, Bihar, Patna Vice President
4. Secretary / Commissioner cum Secretary/ Principal Secretary of the Department of Govt. of Bihar of Department of Personnel and Department of Rural DevelopmentEx-officio Members
5. Secretaries/Commissioner-cum-Secretaries /Principal Secretaries of such other departments of the Government of Bihar as the state Government may like to nominateMembers
6. Director/ Director General of Administrative Training Institute/BIPARD as described in rule 7Ex-officio Member Secretary

Memorandum of Association of

Bihar Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development(BIPARD)

1. Name of the Society

The name of the Society will be “Bihar Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development” (hereinafter referred to as BIPARD)

2. Location and Registered office of the Society

The registered office of the Society shall be at WALMI Campus, Patna-801505 the state of Bihar.

3. Objectives of the Society

BIPARD will be an apex Institute of Training and Research in the field of Public Administration, Rural Development, Disaster Management, Panchayati Raj, Non-Government Organisations, Urban Development, Land and Water Management, etc. It will be developed as a centre of excellence to provide the necessary support to the national and state governments and Government of Bihar, in particular, and other agencies concerned in these fields in the areas of policy formulation, programme initiatives, implementation strategies, training, research evaluation, documentation and dissemination of information in India.

The objects for which the Society is formed are to provide for and promote study in the fields mentioned above, in India and State of Bihar, in particular, and on global scale and with this purpose;

(a) to undertake and assist in the organisation of training and study courses, conferences, seminars and lectures, incorporating latest methodologies of training and instruction including distance learning methodologies;

(b) to undertake, aid, promote and coordinate training, research and action research through its own or other agencies including non-governmental organisations, universities and other academic institutions and training centres including those established by/ with the aid of the Government of India or any State Government including Government of Bihar;

(c) to establish schools/centres for (i) Study and orientations, (ii) Training and instruction, and (iii) Research and Evaluation, and such others activities as may be necessary to achieve the objects of the Society;

(d) to analyse specific problems encountered in the planning and implementation of community development, panchayatiraj and other rural development programmes, disaster management, urban development, land and water management, etc., especially those designed to promote the interests of vulnerable section including women, and propose solutions thereto;

(e) to follow up in a manner to be mutually agreed upon, the training programmes organised by the Training Centres referred to in (b) above and to advise the Central Government and Government of Bihar and, subject to mutual agreement, any other Ministries or authorities on their training programmes;

(f) to prepare, print and publish papers, periodicals and books in furtherance of the objects of the Society;

(g) to establish and maintain Libraries and information services, and information clearing house in all matters relating to areas mentioned above at the beginning of para-3.

(h) to collaborate with other institutions, Associations and Societies in India and in the State of Bihar, in particular and abroad interested in similar objects;

(i) to offer Fellowships, Scholarships, Prize and Stipends in furtherance of the objects of the Society; and

(j) to promote application of science and technology in the development of rural areas through training research and action research.

4. Pursuant to the aforesaid objects, the Society may :

(a) accept grants of money, securities or property of any kind and undertake and accept the management of any endowment, trust, fund or donation not inconsistent with the objects of the Society, on such terms as may be prescribed by the Government of Bihar from time to time;

(b) invest and deal with funds and monies of the Society;

(c) impose and recover fees and charges for the services rendered by it;

(d) purchase, hire, take on lease, exchange or otherwise acquire a property movable or immovable, which may be necessary or convenient for the purpose of the Society and construct, alter and/or maintain such buildings and works, as may be necessary for carrying out the objects of the Society;

(e) sell, hire, lease, exchange or otherwise transfer or dispose of all or any property, movable or immovable, of the society, provided that for the transfer of immovable property prior approval in writing of the Government of Bihar will be obtained;

(f) borrow and raise monies on mortgages, promissory notes or other securities founded or based upon all or any of the properties and assets of the Society or without any securities, provided that prior approval in writing of the Government of Bihar will be obtained in that behalf;

(g) draw, accept, make endorse, discount and deposit government of India and other promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques or other negotiable instruments;

(h) create Reserve Fund, Sinking Fund, Insurance Fund or any other special fund whether for depreciation, repairs improvement, extension or maintenance of any of the properties or rights of the society and/or for recouping wasting assets and for any other purposes for which the society deems it expedient or proper to create or maintain any such fund or funds;

(i) create administrative, technical, ministerial and other posts in Society, and make appointments thereto in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Society.

(j) establish a Provident Fund for the benefit of the staff of the Society or any sections thereof;

(k) make rules and bye-laws for the conduct of the affairs of the society and add to, amend vary or rescind them from time to time;

(l) do all such other acts an things either alone of in conjunction with other organisations or persons as the Society may consider necessary incidental or conductive to the attainment of the above objects.

5. Governing Council

The names, occupations, and addresses of the first members of the General Council (Governing Body) to whom, by the rules of the society the management of its affairs is entrusted, are as follows:-

SL Name, Occupation & Address Designation
1. Shri G.S.Kang, I.A.S, Chief Secretary, Main Secretariat, Patna-800015 President
2. Shri J.K.Dutt, I.A.S, Development Commissioner, Main Secretariat, Patna-800015 Vice President
3. Shri P.N. Narayanan, Commissioner and Secretary, Finance Department, Main Secretariat, Patna-800015 Vice President
4. Shri K.C. Saha, I.A.S, Commissioner and Secretary, Rural Development Department, Main Secretariat, Patna-800015 Ex-officio Member
5. Shri Ravikant, I.A.S, Secretary, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department, Main Secretariat, Patna-800015 Member
6. Shri Alok Kumar Sinha, I.A.S, Secretary, Disaster Management Department, Govt. of Bihar Member
7. Shri A.K. Choudhary, I.A.S, Director General, ATI, WALMI Complex, Patna-801505 Ex-officio Member Secretary

6. All property of the Society, movable or immovable shall vest in the Executive Council.

7. The income and property of the Society howsoever derived, shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects as set for the in this Memorandum of Association subject, nevertheless, in respect of expenditure of grants made by the Government of India and State Governments to such direction as the Government of India or such State Government may from time to time give. No portion of the income and property of the Society shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to persons who at any time are or have been members of the society, or to any of them or to any persons claiming through them or any them, provided that nothing herein shall prevent the payment in good faith of remuneration to any member or other person in return for service rendered to the Society or for travelling allowance, halting allowance and other similar charges.

8. If on the winding up or dissolution of the Society, there shall remain after the satisfaction of its debts and liabilities any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Society or any of them, but shall be dealt with in the manner provided by section 14 & 14A of the Societies Registration Act of 1860 (Act No.21 of 1860)

9. A copy of the Rules and Regulations of the Society certified to be correct by three members of the General Council (Governing Body) is filed with the Registrar of Societies, Bihar, Patna along with the Memorandum of Association.

We, the several members whose name and addresses are given below, having associated ourselves for the purpose prescribed in this Memorandum of Association and set our several and respective hands here unto and form ourselves into a Society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 (Act no.21 of 1860) this ___________ day of __________ at Patna.

Sl. No.
Name and Occupation
Designation
Signature
1. Shri G.S.Kang, I.A.S, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Bihar, Patna President Sd/-
2. Shri J.K.Dutt, I.A.S, Development Commissioner, Govt. of Bihar, Patna Vice-President Sd/-
3. Shri P.N. Narayanan, Commissioner and Secretary, Finance Department, Govt. of Bihar, Patna Vice-President Sd/-
4. Shri K.C. Saha, I.A.S, Commissioner and Secretary, Rural Development Department, Govt. of Bihar, Patna Ex-officio Member
5. Shri Ravikant, I.A.S, Secretary, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department, Govt. of Bihar, Patna Member
6. Shri Alok Kumar Sinha, I.A.S, Secretary, Disaster Management Department, Govt. of Bihar, Patna Member Sd/-
7. Shri A.K. Choudhary, I.A.S, Director General, ATI, WALMI Complex, Patna-801505 Ex-officio Member Sd/-
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