Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration is functioning at Ela Farm, Old Goa since December 1999. Goa Institute of Rural Development & Administration was established by converting existing ETC into S.I.R.D. and has been functioning at the site of old E.T.C. It functioned from February 1999 to December 1999 as a government department and was made into autonomous institute from December 1999 on lines of similar institutes in other states (as per the pattern of Govt. of India). GIRDA was converted into The Goa Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development on 30th May 2014. It functions as the State Administrative Training Institute as well as the State Institute for Rural Development for the State of Goa. The site of Ela Farm where the Institute is located is at a distance of 10 Kms. from Panaji-the capital city of Goa.

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Director General’s Message

Dr. V. Candavelou, IAS (1997) Welcome to the GIPARD website!

Your journey through this website will show you the activities, this small but dynamic Institute undertakes in providing training with an objective to make the Goa State Administration more citizen centric.

You may have been familiar with our old website. I am sure you will find the new format more informative and interesting. GIPARD which is the only State Training Institute catering to the training needs of the officials and Elected Representatives of the State. The small team at GIPARD takes every effort to make its activities trainee centred and relevant to contemporary Goa. I invite you to visit our website for all your training relating information. We welcome your suggestions for improvement.

Thank you

Dr. V. Candavelou, IAS (1997)


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