Virtual Training via Satcom Centres
As a new intervention M.P. Water and Land Management Institute, Bhopal organised Virtual training programmes through Satcom Centres and trained thousands of participants sitting in remote areas of the State. It was a big success and achievement of the Institute which was appreciated at all administrative levels.
Looking to the time spent by the participants in various training programmes and financial requirements in organising them, WALMI, Bhopal came up with a new idea of providing trainings to the participants of remote areas of the State, by utilizing new advancements of Information and Technology. The Institute planned training programmes, which can be organised with modern technology SATCOM Centres, for a large section of participants in less time. The Panchayati Raj System of the State which has 22812 Gram Panchayats, 329 Janpad Panchayats and 51 Zila Panchayats were targeted first for the new initiative.
In the first phase of these trainings, the executive officers of PRI viz. GP Secretaries, Gram Rojgar Sahayak, Assistant Account officers at block level, Block Panchayat Officers, Panchayat Coordination Officers etc. were planned to be trained. The Panchayat Coordination officers were made Nodal Officers for their areas for these training programmes.
Four sessions were organised each day for 10 days continuously at the studios of SATCOM Centres from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm in which 35-40 GP Secretaries and Gram Rojgar Sahayaks working in the area of 2 Panchayat Coordinator Officers were given trainings in virtual classrooms. The feedback of these trainings in terms of quality, effectiveness and benefits was taken continuously for each pay. The participants of the training programme were also examined for the coverage and learning of the subject by providing questionnaire of 20 questions. The main achievement of these training programmes was providing training to the participants at their block headquarters which saved lot of time, travel expenses and boarding/lodging expenses. Direct dialogue with senior officers of the State was also possible in these training programmes. 33698 participants were trained through virtual training programmes and it was a big achievement of the Institute.