Vision: Enhanced capacity of the elected representatives, officials and members of the civil society at all levels (village, block and district Panchayat) for providing good governance and management of resources for optimum social, economic and environmental benefits in sustainable manner ensuring inclusive growth.

Mission: By creating and sharing usable new knowledge for inclusive growth, the TPIP&RD aims to be a world-class High-Performing Knowledge Institution that has the ability to guide rural development and local governance reforms in Chhattisgarh, other states in India and other countries.

“Sharing knowledge for inclusive growth”


i. To act as apex level training, education, research and consultancy organization in the area of local governance, rural development and urban development;

ii. To support the design and implementation of local governance reform and rural development programs;

iii. To build the capacity of elected representatives, officials, and representatives of civil society organizations associated with the rural development and local governance;

iv. To establish Schools/Centres for (a) Study and Orientation (b) Training and Instruction, (c) Research and Evaluation, and (d) Extension and such others as may be necessary to achieve the objectives of the Society;

v. To collaborate with other institutions, associations and societies in India or abroad interested in similar objectives in consultation with Government of Chhattisgarh;

vi. To promote networking of institutions to facilitate sharing and management of knowledge on rural development and local good governance;


Thakur Pyarelal Institute of Panchayat & Rural Development (TPIPRD) is the premier Institute under the department of Panchayat & Rural Development, Government of Chhattisgarh. It was established on November 1, 2002 in response to the emerging capacity building needs for rural development of the newly created state. Institute is now functional in its new campus in Nimora at a distance of about 17 Km from Raipur. It is playing a major role in the capacity development of functionaries of Panchayat and Rural development department and elected representatives of Panchayat in the state. The functionaries of the 3-tier Panchayat Raj system are being trained to effectively perform regulatory and developmental functions. The main objective of the institute is to build the capacity of the Panchayati Raj Institutions, functionaries and members of the civil society organizations engaged in rural development. TPIPRD, Raipur along with 6 Regional Panchayat and Rural Development Training Centres (RPRDTC) are engaged in enhancing the governance capacity of these actors and also of the civil society organizations.

Administrative Profile/Governing Body

TPIPRD is an autonomous institute. The policy making functions are managed through three main bodies focused at fields of training, education, research and extension activities.

    (i) The Board of Governors.
      (ii) The Executive Committee, and
        (iii) Such other authorities as may be constituted by the Board of Governors or the Executive Committee.

        The highest policy making body is the Board of Governors headed by the Minister, Government of Chhattisgarh, Panchayat & Rural Development Department. The Director TPIPRD, is the Member Secretary of the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee.

        Sno Designation Detail
        1 Chairperson Minister, Government of Chhattisgarh, Panchayat & Rural Development Department(Ex-Officio)
        2 Vice Chairperson Principal Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh, Panchayat and     Rural Development Department (Ex-Officio)
        3 Member Principal Secretary, Urban Administration & Development Department, Government of Chhattisgarh  (Ex-Officio)
        4 Member Principal Secretary, Finance & Planning, Government of Chhattisgarh  (Ex-Officio)
        5 Member Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Government of Chhattisgarh(Ex-Officio)
        6 Member Secretary, School Education, Government of Chhattisgarh(Ex-Officio)
        7 Member Secretary, Health, Government of Chhattisgarh(Ex-Officio)
        8 Member Secretary, Women & Child Development, Government of Chhattisgarh(Ex-Officio)
        9 Member Director, Academy of Administration, Raipur (Ex-Officio)
        10 Member Director, Panchayat and Social Welfare, Government of Chhattisgarh  (Ex-Officio)
        11 Member Commissioner, NREGA (Ex-Officio)
        12 Member Vice Chancellor, Ravi Shankar Viswa Vidalaya, Raipur (Ex-Officio)
        13 Member Vice Chancellor, Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur (Ex-Officio)
        14 Member Director, IIM, Ahmadabad or his nominee (Ex-Officio)
        15 Member Director, IIPA, New Delhi or his nominee (Ex-Officio)
        16 Member One representative of National Institute of Rural, Development Nominated by the Director General,     NIRD Hyderabad (Ex-Officio)
        17 Member Zila Panchayat President (Two) and Janpad Panchayat President (Two) (Out of these one each shall be Woman member)
        18 Member Two eminent persons from registered NGOs working in the field of Rural Development (out of two one shall be a Woman member)
        19 Member Secretary Director,  Chhattisgarh Institute of     Rural Development (Ex-Officio)

        About Thakur Pyarelal Singh


        The Institute has a campus spread over 33 acres, which is also managed as demonstration area for watershed management and soil and moisture conservation. It has elegant spacious building with well-equipped classrooms & training halls, auditorium, gymnasium and men and women hostel of 85 and 18 rooms respectively with modest boarding facilities. The Institute has a rich Library & Information System. The Institute also has a Computer Center with 35 computers that can accommodate 50 persons for training.

        Words of Wisdom

        When you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test:--

        Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself,

        If the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him? Will he gain anything by it ?

        Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny ?

        In other words, will it lead to ‘Swaraj’ for the hungry and spiritually starving millions ?

        Then you will find your doubt and your ‘self’ melting away.