Assam Administrative Staff Collge

 

Center for Urban Planning and Development

 CONTENTS OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMS/MODULE DESIGNED BY HUDCO CHAIR AND TARGET GROUP

A comprehensive report on the functioning of the HUDCO chair at Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati.

1.  Terms of Reference:

  • The objectives of establishment of HUDCO Chair as per the MoU   between HUDCO and Government of Assam are as follows:

  • To establish  capacities  in the Assam Administrative Staff College to undertake training of the functionaries, elected representatives and community representatives (including NGOs) who are responsible for housing development and urban development management in the State of Assam.

  • To support and undertake  capacity building activities of urban local bodies for infrastructure development and management in the state of Assam.

  • To promote research, particularly action research in the field of housing, urban development and related areas.

  • To undertake any other activities that promote housing, urban development and effective management of urban areas of Assam.

2.  (a) Date of Creation of HUDCO Chairs  :  February , 2001

     (b) Date on which HUDCO Chairs started functioning:    Professor April03

                                                                                                 Asstt. Professor Oct02

3. Training Program Conducted Till Date :

     The training programs conducted / participated by the HUDCO Chair faculties of AASC are the   following :

Sl.

Name of Training Program

Date

 

No. of Participants

Conducted /

Participated as Faculty

1

Housing and Urban Development Project Formulation and Appraisal

23rd December to 27th December, 2002

37

Conducted by  HUDCO Chair

2

Solid Waste Management

10th March to 13th March 2003

32

Conducted by HUDCO Chair

3

Computer Aided Project Management

10th to 15th March, 2003

22

Participated as Faculty

4

Management of Training

5th May to 9th May, 2003

16

Participated as Faculty

5

Integrated Infrastructure Project  Formulation ,Appraisal and Implementation with special reference to IDSMT organized by Town and Country Planning Organisation, Ministry of Urban development and Poverty Alleviation, Government of India

 

 

 

27th May to 30th May 2003

 

 

 

27

Co-organizer with TCPO, Govt. of India

6

Participatory Learning and Action Techniques in Urban Development

2nd June to 6th June, 2003

12

Conducted by HUDCO Chair

7

Computer Application in Urban Development

4th to 8th August, 2003

17

Conducted by HUDCO Chair

8

Orientation and Refresher Training in Natural Disaster Management

18th to 22nd August, 2003

20

Participated as Faculty

9

Disaster Management

1st to 5th   September, 2003

23

Participated as Faculty

10

Disaster Management

1st to 5th   September, 2003

21

Participated as Faculty

11

Disaster Management

15th to 19th September, 2003

18

Participated as Faculty

12

Housing and Urban Development Project Formulation and Appraisal

22nd September to 26th September, 2003

12

Conducted by HUDCO Chair

13

Management of Training

3rd November to 7th November, 2003

16

Participated as Faculty

14

Orientation Course Sikkim Civil Service Officers

July, 2003

23

Participated as Faculty

15

Environmental Impact Assessment

22nd to 24th  December, 2003

22

Conducted by HUDCO Chair

16

Urban Waste Management : Issues in Recovery and Recycling

19th January to 23rd January, 2004

24

Co- organizer with HSMI, New Delhi

17

Urban Development Project Formulation and Appraisal for Tripura Civil Service Officers

27th  January  to 31st  January,

2004

20

Participated as Faculty

18

Urban Development Project Formulation and Appraisal for Assam Civil Service Officers

27th February to 4th March, 2004

30

Participated as Faculty

19

Private Sector Participation in Urban Infrastructure

17th May to 23rd May, 2004

16

Conducted by HUDCO Chair

20

City/ Urban Management

21st June to 25th June, 2004

34

Conducted by HUDCO Chair

21

Disaster Management

12th July to 16th July, 2004

19

Participated as Faculty

22

Urban Development Project Formulation and Appraisal

26th  July to 30th July, 2004

15

Conducted by HUDCO Chair

4.  CONTENTS OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMS/MODULE DESIGNED BY HUDCO CHAIR AND TARGET GROUP 

 (I) Name of the Training Program :    Housing and Urban Development Project Formulation and  Appraisal

Target Group  : Technical  Personnel of ULBs, Development Authorities, Town and Country  Planning amd    

                          Municipal Admn. Deptt. 

Training Objectives  :  At the end of the training program participants will be able to

  • Define project

  • Describe various stages of project cycle

  • Describe the stages of project formulation

  • Explain various project appraisal techniques

  • Draw the critical path network

  • Work out exercises

Brief Contents of the Training Design :           Participants are given inputs regarding concept of a project, its characteristics difference between project and a scheme, project cycle, route to be followed for formulation of a project with examples, inputs required to formulate a housing project, calculation of cost and benefit/ return, cost benefit analysis of a project specially discounting cash flow  techniques and internal rate of return. After the required inputs the participants formulate and find out the financial feasibility of  four projects each by one team of four or five participants and present it before jury for final feed back etc.

 Training Methods Used  :    Lecture, Group Exercise

 (II) Name of the Training Program :     Solid Waste Management

 Target Group  :   Technical  Personnel of ULBs, Development Authorities, Town and Country Planning and

                             Municipal Admn. Deptt. 

Training Objectives : At the end of the training program participants will be able to

  • Enumerate the basic issues in Municipal Waste Planning with special reference to Indian conditions

  • Explain the issues involved in collection, transportation and disposal of  solid waste

  • Describe  the role of community in solid waste disposal

  • Explain the economics  and commercialization of solid waste management

  • Describe the case study

 

Brief Contents of the Training Design :   The participants are given basic inputs regarding the characteristics of municipal solid waste, principles of solid waste management, waste disposal scenario of Indian cities, role of community and private sector in solid waste management, success stories in  solid waste management specially case studies from Surat and Thirunelvelli. Participants are also given inputs  regarding vermi composting  etc. through  field visit to a site. At the end the participants work out policy prescriptions in chosen area related to solid waste management and give a presentation.        

Training Methods Used  Lecture , Demonstration , Field Visit and  Group Exercise

 (III) Name of the Training Program  :        City / Urban Management

Target Group  :    Mid level Officers of  Town and Country Planning, Municipal Admn. Deptt,  ULBs,

                             Development Authorities

 

Training Objectives  : At the end of the training program participants will be able to

  • Describe the urbanisation scenario in Assam vis--vis India

  • Explain the role of Urban Manager

  • Apprise the UDPFI techniques for preparation of a master plan of a town

  • Describe the utility of GIS and other technologies in  urban development

  • Explain various issues in land management, infrastructure planning and housing

  • Apprise decentralized urban governance

Brief Contents of the Training Design :             The participants are given basic inputs regarding urbanisation scenario of Assam, immerging urban issues and challenges, role of urban managers, municipal finance and resource mobilisation,     issues and techniques of land management, UDPFI guide lines for master plan preparation, urban poverty, water supply and sanitation, Geographic Information System and also on decentralised urban governance. At the end the participants work out vision statement for their respective towns and  work out a plan to achieve the same.

 Training Methods Used    Lecture, Demonstration , Field Visit and Exercise                         

(IV) Name of the Training Program  :  Salient Aspects of Earth Quake Resistant Building

(This is a session taken by HUDCO faculty in Disaster Management training organised by Disaster mgmt cell of AASC) 

Training Objectives         :    At the end of the session participants will be able to

  • Describe how earth quake forces act on a building

  • List the stages of construction to be considered for an earth quake resistant building

  • Describe different measures to be adopted

Brief Contents of the Training Design :           Participants are given inputs  on effect of seismic wave on structure,  effect of inertia forces,  stages of building construction,  effect of various arctitectural features on earth quake vulnerability of a building , preferred dimension of  a  building , weak and flexible stories,  twisting of buildings, in construction measures, construction tips, post construction measures, retrofitting of a building.

 Training Methods Used  :  Lecture , Demonstration , Field Visit                                               

(V) Name of the Training Program  :                  Environmental Impact Assessment ( EIA ) for Urban Development Projects 

Target Group  :                                                Technical Personnel of Different ULBs, Development Authorities, Different State Government Departments and Organizations associated with Urban Development  

Training Objectives :   At the end of the training , the participants will be able to

  • Explain the basic concepts and genesis of EIA

  • List the principles in managing EIA

  • Design the framework and tiers of EIA

  • Apply the various tools and methods of EIA

  • Propose the possible mitigation measures

Brief Contents of the Training Design :               At first  , participants will be acquainted with the concept of and genesis, tools and methods  of EIA followed by a briefing on the statutory provision under the environmental protection related acts. Thereafter a recent EIA report will be examined . After highlighting the importance of EIA in the context of Sustainable Development , the proximate issues of Environmental Economics will be discussed. The participants will then be sent for a field visit in sensitive areas like Deepor Bill accompanied by experts on Urban Planning as well as Ecology. Thereafter the participants will be acquainted with the mitigation measures and the principles of EIA Management followed by examining a few case studies 

Training Methods Used  :   Lecture , Demonstration , Field Visit 

(VI) Name of the Training Program  :                 Computer Applications for Urban Local Bodies and    Development Authorities 

Target Group  :   Technical Personnel of Different ULBs, Development Authorities.

 

Training Objectives :   At the end of the training , the participants will be able to

  • Create document using MS Word

  • Use MS Excel for calculation

  • Draw graph using MS Excel

  • Generate data base using MS. Access

  • Draw basic shapes using Autocad

  •  

Brief Contents of the Training Design :             To begin with, the participants will be introduced to computer basics. Thereafter they will be instructed on MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and Introductory Autocad. 

Training Methods Used  :    Lecture, Demonstration, Field Visit and Exercises. 

(VII) Name of the Training Program  :  Private Sector Participation ( PSP ) in Urban Infrastructure Projects 

Target Group :                                                 Technical Personnel of Different ULBs, Development Authorities, Different State Government Departments and Organizations associated with Urban Development  

Training Objectives :         At the end of the training , the participants will be able to

  • Explain the basic concepts and emerging trend in PSP in Urban Infrastructure Projects

  • Identify and examine different types , forms and options of PSP in Urban Infrastructure Projects

  • Identify and examine different constraints and risks of PSP in Urban Infrastructure Projects

  • Chalk out a policy prescriptions for PSP in Urban Infrastructure Projects

Brief Contents of the Training Design :             At first , the participants will be introduced to the classification and salient features of urban infrastructures followed by the inevitability of PSP in Urban Sector. Thereafter , the different forms and types of PSP will be discussed. It will be followed by sharing the Indian experience in PSP in urban sector. The participants will then be acquainted with the role of the Regulatory Authority and that of the State Government in regulating and promoting PSP in the urban sector. The Economics behind PSP shall be examined thereafter. It will be followed by examining the constraints in PSP to be followed a case study in Assam followed by a field visit to a privately managed Vermicomposting plant . The role of Infrastructure Financing Agencies will then be discussed followed by designing a draft policy on PSP in urban sector and examining the management aspect of PSP.  

Training Methods Used  :  Lecture ,Field Visit and Exercises. 

(VIII) Name of the Training Program  :      Urban Development Project Formulation and Appraisal 

Target Group :                                                      Technical Personnel of Different ULBs, Development Authorities, Different State Government Departments and Organizations associated with Urban Development

Training Objectives  :     At the end of the training , the participants will be able to

  • Define a project and describe the stages of a project cycle

  • Draw the financial framework of a project

  • Explain the different project appraisal techniques

  • Appraise a project using the different project appraisal techniques

  • Explain and apply the different project monitoring techniques

  • Identify the low cost building materials

Brief Contents of the Training Design :                       In the beginning , the participants will be introduced to the concept of a project and project cycle. It will be followed by explaining different project appraisal techniques to the participants. The participants will then be given exercises to appraise a project financially. Thereafter , the participants will be taught the basic tools in social cost benefit analysis as well as the evaluation  and monitoring of a project and the salient features of Performance Management. The participants will also be introduced to the procedural details in project financing by leading Project Financing Institutions like HUDCO.    

Training Methods Used  :  Lecture , Field Visit and Exercises. 

5. Research Done And Being Undertaken By the HUDCO Chairs :

  • Municipal Finance The Silchar Experience ( Completed )

  • The Impact of 74th CAA on Municipal Governance in Assam ( To be completed next week)

  • Case Study on Assam State Transport Corporation and Brahmajal to be taken up next month (Questionnaire being prepared )

  • Major Research Project of the State Development Report on Urban Sector started on 19 / 08 / 04

  • Work on Profiling sixty eight Urban Local Bodies to be taken up soon ( proposed to be clubbed with SDR research )

  • Inventory of Resource Person to be prepared soon. Format Prepared and shall soon be sent to the identified Resource Person.

     6. Action taken on the preparation of training module on Financial Management of Urban Local Bodies of Assam

Municipal accounts and budgeting system of thirty-three ULBs ( taking at random ) studied and the problem areas identified. Training module on Financial Management of Municipalities prepared by ATI , Kolkata obtained . The same training module will shortly be modified to suit the needs of the ULBs of Assam in the light of the observations made on municipal accounts system in the State after due consultation with the experts in this area.     

 7.  Formal Training Taken By The HUDCO Chair Faculty : 

Both the HUDCO Chair Faculty have attended the following trainings at AASC and ATI  ( Kolkata) :

Training Needs Analysis, Direct Trainers Skill, Design of Training, Management of Training, and Training for Trainers in City Management ( at ATI, Kolkata )

 


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