Visitors Diary

COMMENTS about SIRD, Jharkhand, Ranchi


 (August 2012 to December 2013)

Sl.No Name, contact details and date of comments                          Comments of the Visitors
1 Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, IAS (Retd.),Ex-CS, Govt. of Jharkhand09431107411


I am very happy to be here today in connection with training programme being conducted by SIRD. This institution seems to have undergone a total transformation on the positive side under the present setup. The programmes are very purposeful and being conducted in a scientific manner. Well done, my best wishes for a better tomorrow.
2 Mrs. Sundari  TirkeyChairman Zila Parisad,Ranchi  (17.08.12) आज का कार्यक्रम काफी अच्छा रहा। सर्ड के द्वारा चलाया जा रहा प्रषिक्षण कार्यक्रम काफी लाभदायक रहा। कामना करती हूं कि सर्ड इसी तरह भविष्य का निर्माण करता रहे।
3 Mrs. Geetashree  Oroan,M.L.A,Dy. Leader, CLP

Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha



A refreshing change for me to interact with young professionals from different fields yet with the motive of social work especially in rural areas development programmes run by central & state government. We need to have “watch dog” system to keep an eye for a better implementation of development projects plans for the rural areas especially. My thanks to the organisers to invite me for this workshop.
4 Mr. Ajay Kumar Mishra,IFS, PCCF09431140743


निदेशक सर्ड एवं उनकी टीम को कार्यक्रम को नई सोच और दिषा देने का प्रयास हेतु साधुवाद। प्रधानमंत्री ग्रामीण फेलोज को ग्रामीणों का फेलो बनाने की प्रक्रिया, समाज और राष्ट्र के लिये उपयोगी बनाने का प्रयास हो तो एक सार्थक पहल होगी।
5 Mr. Ajendra NarayanSingh, Social Activist,   Palamu (18.08.12) सार्थक प्रयास के लिए निदेषक ‘‘सर्ड’’ एवं उनकी टीम को समझने एवं उसे सार्थक बनाने हेतु उत्सुक प्रषिणार्थियों के लक्ष्य की प्राप्ति में यह संस्थान उत्तरोतर प्रगति करे ऐसी कामना के साथ।
6 श्री देवेन्द्र नाथ ठाकुर
चक्रीय विकास संस्थान ओरमांझी, रांची
सार्थक प्रयास से संस्थान आत्मनिर्भर गांव बनाने के लिए वर्षाजल को बूंद-बूंद रोकने बांध की शक्ति, सूर्य की शक्ति, धरती की शक्ति से आत्मनिर्भर के लिए ग्राम समाज को प्रेरित करने के लिए कार्य करने वाले लोगों को प्रषिक्षित और इसके संगत कार्य करने का प्रयास करेगा,  ऐसी मुझे आषा है।
7 Mr. Manjeet Kr. SinghMLA (Bihar)09939608488


प्रषिक्षण से जनप्रतिनिघि प्रषिक्षित होंगे, जो पंचायत के विकास में सार्थक एवं लाभदायक होगा। निदेशक महोदय ने एक अच्छी परम्परा की शुरूआत की है। यह सार्थक पहल कम अधिकारियों में देखने को मिलती है। मुझे विष्वास है कि निदेषक महोदय के आयोजित प्रषिक्षण से गांव एवं पंचायतों में सुधार एवं विकास होगा।
8 Dr. L.N.BHAGATVice Chancellor,Ranchi University, Ranchi

09431115218  (08.11.12)

Very Natural campus developed for the benefits of the indigenous local people of Jharkhand.
09 Prof. S. ParsuramanDirector, Tata Institute  of Social Service (TISS)Mumbai

022- 25525200 (09.11.12)

I have enjoyed two days of visit to SIRD, a vibrant and meaningful place. The TISS values its emerging partnership with SIRD and we are committed to take this to newer level. Thanks to the Director Mr. R.P. Singh and the team for all support. With regards.
10 Mr. B.K Sinha,IAS (Retd.)Ex. Secretary MoRD,

Member Administration, Central Administrative Tribunal, Jodhpur

09414031699  (30.11.12)

I visited SIRD after several years. I congratulate the present Director Shri R.P.Singh and the staffs for having reckoned the institute from the syndrome of “Nothing can be done in Jharkhand” I found metamorphosis in the state that is positive.
11 Mr. Rakesh Chandra(01.02.13) Excellent training programmes organised by SIRD & NIRD
12 Dr. V. AnnamalaiProf., NIRD, Hyderabad09440014097 (01.02.13) Excellent spirit of cooperation and willing to do hard work among academic staffs and administration of SIRD, Ranchi.
13 Dr. D. Bidari,Prof. & Head (R&TD) NIRD, Hyderabad(13.02.13) SIRD Jharkhand has the potential to conduct many more programmes as it possesses one of the best infrastructure facility in the country as compared to other SIRDs. The entire credit goes to Mr. R.P. Singh, Director, SIRD, Jharkhand. This should be kept alive.
14 Col. Rajesh Kr. SinghDipatoli, Ranchi(25.02.13) This is a new conceptualised and multifaceted infrastructural Institution matching with National Repute. Good efforts appreciated of Director & his dedicated team.Best Wishes.
15 Mrs. Mamta Priyadarshi, IFS,Dhalbhum Forest Division, Jamshedpur(06.03.13) Good Infrastructure. Ambience is natural.
16  Dr. Poonam S. ChauhanV.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA (31.05.13) Excellent ambience good cooperation by all faculty and staff. Service provided by Mr. Umakant is excellent. He is an asset to SIRD.
17 Dr. M.M. RehmanFormer Sr. Fellow  &Training Expert



SIRD, Ranchi is a special institute. Its potential is huge. It can bring dramatic change in the lives of the rural poor by its training and research programme. During the five day training programme we received immense cooperation from many. However, I would like to mention the name of Mr. D. Shrigyan, Dr. S.P. Singh, Mrs. Subha Kumar for their cooperation. I am also beholden to Mr. Umakant who like a busy bee kept everything in its place. I also thank Mr.  Arun and other staff who helped us. In fact everybody was very amazing human being.And the campus! It is indeed a lovely place. So lush, so green. It is a little heaven. And loved it. Many thanks to Mr. Ramakant Mishra for account help.
18 Dr. PM Nair, IPS (Retd.)Former DGP, National Disaster Response Force, Government of India,09910621515 (03.07.13) Vibrant atmosphere, ably led by the R.P. Singh.  Commendable is the energy and commitment that I noticed in this institution. It has potential to be a National Institute of Excellence. Best wishes and all my support.
19 Mr. Job ZachariahChief, UNICEF, Jharkhand09334385115


Excellent work. The institute’s setting up Jharkhand Panchayat Women Resource Centre, documentation of good practices of women PRI members, capacity building exercises for PRI members etc. are commendable. Please keep up the good work under the dynamic leadership of the Director.
20 Mr. S.K  Singh,Panchayati Raj Expert(10.07.13) Nice Experience. Quite productive, enjoyed stay.
21 Dr.Y.B  RaoNIRD, Hyderabad.(13.07.13) It is a great pleasure to stay in SIRD Guest house .The hospitality was excellent and Mr. Umakant and his team even under pressure are pleased to serve the incumbents of the guest house.
22  Mr. Arun, IASCommissioner, MGNREGA, Jharkhand. 09431175778(18.07.13) Natural ambience & Gandhi Gram, are the natural attraction apart from the dedicated faculty & efficient management. I wish pace of development at the institute to continue.
23 Louis Georges Argenally, UNICEF Representative of India, New Delhi (07.08.13) The JPWRC is a great example of women empowerment. This try is providing an oversight and a boost in the social sector performance and collaboration between UNICEF & SIRD.
24 Mr. CRK Nair, Advisor, Ministry of Rural Development (25.10.13) An eco-friendly campus and well maintained and developed with a passion. Excellent attempt to build a quality institution.
25 Mr.B.K. Thakur, CCFDirector RuralEmpowerment Employment, Bhopal  07552550097


Excellent campus. Well maintained.Congratulation. Keep it up.
26 Dr. Praveen Singh Kachhwah,Associate Professor, SIRD, Jaipur, Rajasthan.09829030698 (25.10.13) Change brought by a leader can clearly be seen at SIRD, Ranchi. Dedication of Mr. R.P. Singh has resulted into infrastructural & academic enrichment of the institute. Best wishes.
27 Dr. V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Panchayati Raj & Tribal Affair, Govt. of India (29.10.13) An excellent initiative meeting with elected representatives of PRI. Has certainly given me an insight into the problems of PRIs. Heartening to note that 56% women were elected.  The efforts of the Hon’ble Minister of PR Jharkhand, his team and the officers of SIRD are commendable.
28 Mr. Chandrashekhar DubeyHon’ble Minister, RDD,Panchayati Raj & Labour Dept.  Govt. of Jharkhand



An excellent initiative of interaction between the elected members of three tyre system of P. Raj with us. It reflects not only the regional issues and Suggestions, but whole of the state which will certainly help me to overcome the problems of implementation of the subjects of the Panchayati Raj  & better thoughts can be launched and implemented in future.
29 Dr. Avtar Singh Sahota,Sr. Economic Advisor, Ministy of Panchayat Raj, Govt. of India01123747910   (29.10.13) I am delighted to meet one elected member of PRI of Jharkhand. I found from exciting well informed and advisory. I think this because of SIRD has taken a number of initiatives under able leadership of Mr. R.P. Singh, Director, SIRD. I wish all the officials of SIRD will continue to train the PRI and  encourage them for their rights. I am thankful to SIRD for their co-operation and excellent arrangement for this workshop.
30 Mr. Hrusikesh Panda, IAS, Add. Secretary,  MoPR, Govt. of India(29.10.13) The SIRD has improved a lot in recent months. The workshop was well organized. SIRD can be strengthened from RGPSA. BRGF State Resource Centre at SIRD should be taken up under these schemes to focus on Panchayat issues.
31 Mr. M.D. Asthana,IAS (Retd.)Ex-Secretary, GOI,



I am very happy to have visited the beautiful campus of SIRD which is one of the most active SIRDs in the country. It is fortunate to have a young and dynamic Director who is full of ideas. I wish him well. May he succeed in implementing his innovative ideas.
32 Sri. Lalit Mathur,IAS (Retd.)Faculty, DG NIRD, Delhi



The SIRD has indeed grown into a vital resource institution, with fine infrastructure. Its potential to contribute meaningfully to the quality of development in the villages is enormous. In particular MGNREGA presents a rare opportunity. I am confident it will do as it is poised for this challenge.
33 Mr. Wilfred LakraIAS (Retd.) 09407557335(12.11.13) I am impressed with the activities taken up by SIRD Ranchi in the last ten years. Congratulation. Please keep it UP.
34 Mr. Nikhil Dey,MKSS, Rajasthan09910421260


I am very pleased and honoured to be part of a workshop that will hopefully be a landmark in taking the MGNREGA to a new level. This is perhaps the first time in seven years that the Central Govt. the State Govt., the District Administration and civil society are coming together for a basic objective. I hope the SIRD Ranchi workshop will be remembered in positive ways.
35 Mr.Vinod KohliNIIT, Delhi09810065469    (02.12.13) I am happy to share my three-day experience at SIRD. Very service oriented team, under supervision of Sri Umakant. Homely food. Courteous staff, cooperative and humble.Thanks.