KERALA INSTITUTE OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATION (KILA)(CENTRE FOR URBAN STUDIES)
0487 - 201312, 210403
Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), an autonomous institution under the Department of Local Self Government of Kerala, is the nodal agency for Training, Research and Consultancy for Local Self Government Insitutions in Kerala. Apart from training and policy oriented research activities, KILA organises seminars, workshops and discussions on various issues of local governance and development. It is a link between people and the Government and is also a think tank for policy formulation. The feedback that have been gathered from various training programmes together with the research help facilitate the Government in the formulation of pragmatic policies
The following are the objectives of KILA:
1. To undertake and assist in the organisation of training and study courses, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. for the functionaries of the Panchayat Department and local bodies (Local Government Insitutions and departments), non-officials such as Members of Legislative Assembly, Members of Parliament, Panchayat Presidents, Chairpersons of Municipalities, Mayors of Corporations and other non-officials concerned with the administration of local bodies;
2. To undertake aid, promote and co-ordinate research on its own or through other agencies;
3. To establish centres for study and orientation of (a) training and instruction (b) research and evaluation and such other activities;
4. To analyse and propose solutions for specific problems encountered in the implementation of programmes of panchayats and other local bodies;
5. To act as an advisory agency to the State Government in the area of Panchayati Raj, Nagarpalikas and Local Administration to establish and maintain libraries and information services;
6. To collaborate with other institutions, associations and societies, in India and abroad, interested in similar objectives and to offer fellowships, scholarships, prizes, etc. in furtherance of the objectives of the society.
- Financial Management in Local Bodies;
- General Administration in Local Bodies;
- Auditing and Financial procedures;
- Project Management;
- Gender & Development;
- Decentralized Planning;
- Training for Weaker Sections;
- Urban Planning;
- District Planning;
- Water Supply & Sanitation;
- Solid Waste Management;
- Urban Transport Planning;
- Urban Management;
- Participatory Methods for Slum Improvement.
1. TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ORGANISATION,KERALA
2. DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID), U.K.
3. SWISS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION - CAPDECK PROGRAMME.
TCPO KERALA,HUMAN SETTLEMENTS MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (HSMI)
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID), U.K.
SWISS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION
Associate Professor, Centre For Urban Studies