Implementation of project started with the manpower assessment of various functionaries of District Administration in selected districts of NE States. Considering the resource availability and planning- training needs of Grade IV was undertaken in a number of district establishments and developed a training module and the same was approved by the consultative meeting of NE state Administrative Training Institutes and Project District representatives. To make the Grade IV training effective, Assam Administrative Staff College conducted Training Needs Analysis (TNA) by interacting with grade IV staff, office superintendents and their superiors; and developed modules based on the identified needs.

Strategy adopted for training is decentralization of training at District level and institutionalization of District Training Centers (DTC) in project districts. Under the strategy Assam Administrative Staff College imparted training for 143 trainers for 5 days from all project districts to further impart training to District Grade IV employees. The respective State ATI are responsible for customizing the training module as per state rules and make available required reading material in local language to all the trainees. Infrastructure support @ 1.5 lakhs per District training Centre is proposed in the project. All the project districts are expected to operationalise 3 such centres in each during the period.

The Grade IV Training has already been started in project districts of five states viz., Assam (since 14/11/2006), Arunachal Pradesh (since 4/12/06), Manipur (since 29/11/06), Meghalaya (since 4/12/06) and Mizoram (since 4/12/06); while Nagaland planned from 18th December 2006. Trainings of Grade III, II and I are planned in next and subsequent years.   The duration of Grade IV training is 3 days.               

As on   8th December 2006, 746 number of Grade IV employees are imparted training and the feedback is very positive. It is expected that by March 2007 all project districts are expected to complete the training of 7810 numbers of Grade IV employees.