Field Visits
Sl. No. Field Visit Date Outcome
1. Visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha 6th – 7th April, 2017 Identified the innovative practices to replicate in the Suggested Model for establishing Innovative School.
2. Visited Chetana, educational organization, Guntur 25th April, 2017
3. Visit to ITDA, Paderu April, 2017 Induction training and need assessment for designing modules under Tribal Welfare Project.
4. Visit to the ITDAs of Andhra Pradesh for Tribal Welfare activities 11th – 17th June, 2017
5. Site Inspection for setting up innovative model school for the tribal children in Andhra Pradesh 11th – 12th July, 2017 Representatives from CIPS, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Tribal Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh and ITDA Seethampeta inspected the sites for establishing model school for tribal children as one of the many replications carried out based on the recommendations of CIPS.
6. Visit to Andhra University and TCR & TM, Visakhapatnam 9th October, 2017 Advisor visited and appraised the Hon’ble Minister, Tribal Welfare, Govt. of A.P and Principal Secretary to Govt., Tribal Welfare, Govt. of A.P on the progress of the project.
7. Visit to the Dept. of Tribal Welfare, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada 20th October, 2017 Advisor and Consultant, CIPS apprised the Director, Tribal Welfare, Govt. of A.P about the projects.
8. Visit to Seoul, South Korea for attending the 2017 Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) face-to-face training programme 29th October – 03rd November, 2017 The following are the key takeaways from the program:

  1. Capacity building of CIPS Staff
  2. A knowledge sharing forum to get acquainted with the global best practices and innovations
  3. A platform to represent India and share innovative practices at a global level
  4. A networking opportunity for CIPS to engage with organizations of similar mandate across the world
  5. Representation of CIPS and ASCI at a global forum
9. A team of experts from CIPS visited the areas of Andhra Pradesh of Tribal areas 14th – 20th December, 2017 CIPS has entered in to MoU with Tribal Welfare Department, Andhra Pradesh and taken up six (6) projects. One of the project is to prepare a training manual for the functionaries of Gramasabha in the Scheduled Areas.
In order to formulate the module a team of experts from CIPS are visiting the areas of Andhra Pradesh of Tribal areas and taken the photos of their interaction.
10. Pre-launch visit to guide the ITDA towards ‘Establishing Career Guidance and Counselling Centres for the ST students of Tribal Welfare Educational Institutions, ITDA Seethampeta, Srikakulam. 1st – 4th January, 2018 CIPS has successfully replicated the Career Guidance Program which is a joint initiative of UNDP and Telangana State.
11. On receipt of an invite from NITI Aayog, the Director (I/C) had attended a National Workshop on ‘Municipal Finance and Effective and Accelerated Implementation of Smart Cities Mission. 11th – 12th January, 2018 Director (I/C) and Prof. Chary, ASCI discussed about having a joint collaboration to impart training and conduct field visits for various personnel involved in smart cities mission popularizing best practices. This proposal was in principle agreed verbally by the officials of both NITI Aayog & Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt. of India. Shortly, the Director (I/C) will have discussions with Prof Chary to move forward with a joint proposal.
12. Field visit to ITDA RC Varam. 22nd – 25th January, 2018 The visual documentation for the preparation of: Training Module for the Head of the Educational Institutes in Tribal Areas Training module for the implementation PESA act
13. Meeting with the Director, MNJ Institute of Oncology Regional Cancer Centre, Hyderabad. 5th March 2018 Based on the discussions, it has been proposed that a detailed note on the roles & responsibilities of various stakeholders will be prepared mentioning the key areas. Support will also be sought from the Commissioner, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Telangana.
14. Visit to ITDA, Rampachodavaram. 5th – 10th March 2018 A team of artists was deputed to the tribal villages in ITDA, R.C Varam to take up illustrations for the Grama Sabha training module.
15. Visit to Shri Krishna Institute of Public Administration (SKIPA), Ranchi to meet the representatives of IPMU. 12th – 14th March 2018 Discussion was held to find out the modalities of renewing the sanction order of IPMU. A letter in this connection has been sent to the DG (I/C), SKIPA. Dr. K. Venkateshwar Rao, has been appointed as an advisor to CIPS to take this project to a logical conclusion. He has already taken up a visit to Arvind Eye Care System, Madurai.
16. Visit to the Jharkhand Innovation Lab (JIL), Ranchi – a collaborative initiative between the Dept. IT & e-Governance, Jharkhand and Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A). 12th – 14th March 2018 Series of discussions were held with the officials of JIL to explore the possibility of entering into a formal agreement with the Dept. of IT & e-Governance, JIL and IIM-A.
17. Visit to the Jharkhand State Innovation Council. 12th – 14th March 2018 CIPS has submitted a proposal for establishing the “Career Guidance and Counselling Centres” in Jharkhand.
CIPS has sent an invitation letter for the upcoming National Conference.
18. Visit to the O/o the Commissioner, Dept. of Tribal Welfare, Jharkhand. 12th – 14th March 2018 A brief presentation was made by the CIPS team on their genesis, mandate and functioning. The replications efforts of CIPS in terms of establishment of vision centres and tribal welfare initiatives were further explained. A detailed proposal on “Career Guidance and Counselling Programme” prepared by CIPS, has also been handed over to him.
19. Visit to the Dr. Ram Dayal Munda Tribal Welfare Research Institute, Govt. of Jharkhand. 12th – 14th March 2018 CIPS would explore the possibility of facilitating a visit for the officers of the Tribal Welfare Dept., GoAP to the State of Jharkhand to study the functioning of Dr. Ram Dayal Munda Tribal Welfare Research Institute.
20. Visit to LVPEI to meet the representatives of the LVPEI on “Replication of Visions Centres”. 17th March 2018 CIPS would submit proposals to the other States requesting them to conduct exposure visits to study the LVPEI model. A letter was sent requesting to arrange a field visit to one of the Village Vision Complexes in Telangana and study the functioning of the same.
21. Meeting with the National ST Commission and the District Collectors of East Godavari, West Godavari and the Director, Tribal Welfare Dept., Govt. of A.P. 26th – 27th March 2018 Discussion on the rehabilitation & re-settlement of the tribals affected by the Polavaram project and their rights according to the provisions of Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement (Amendment) Act 2013. Visit to the dam site and the sub-merging villages along with the National ST Commission & assessing the impact of the project on their livelihoods.
22. Field trial of the training module for Grama Sabhas 26th – 28th March 2018 The training module for the Grama Sabhas prepared by CIPS was put to a field trial in (2) tribal villages of ITDA, R.C Varam.
23. Meeting with Ms. Mary Elliott, SAO, ASCI to seek permission in fixing Tap Adaptors/Water Meters in CIPS premises. 5th April 2018 Briefed about the product technicalities and its relevance in water conservation.A formal letter from the Director (I/C), CIPS has been handed over to SAO, ASCI.
24. Visit to Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu to meet project champion, ECOSAN for seeking updates on effective replication in public systems. 11th – 13th April 2018 Interns were exclusively hired to work on the replication of this best practice. A comprehensive concept note with infographs was prepared and the same has been shared with other states and project champions. The Tribal Welfare Dept., Govt. of A.P showed interest to replicate this best practice on a pilot basis in the schools run by the TWD.
25. Visit to Madurai, Tamil Nadu and met project staff to seek updates on effective replication in public systems. 11th – 13th April 2018 Interns were exclusively hired to work on the replication of this best practice.A comprehensive concept note with infographs was prepared and the same has been shared with other states and project champions. The Dept. of Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Govt. of A.P requested CIPS to come up with a comprehensive project proposal to discussed on a convenient date.
26. Visit to Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration (HIPA). 08th – 13th May 2018 An MoU has been signed with HIPA.Propose regional level workshops to replicate the identified best practices in collaboration with HIPA. Conduct field study to understand the implementation of PESA act in Kinnaur district, H.P.
27. Visit to Assam Administrative Staff College (AASC) to meet the Director (Training) and other officers. 09th – 11th May 2018 Put forward a proposal regarding the training of the tribal students from AP and Telangana at AASC in collaboration with the Bamboo Technology Park, Assam. A proposal has been submitted to prepare a vision statement for the Innovation Lab which is to be established at AASC.
28. Visit to Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education. 16th May 2018 Update the detailed process documentation with inputs from KITE.The Vice Chairman & Executive Director expressed willingness to collaborate with CIPS in replicating the KITE project and agreed to assign impact assessment study on Little KITES Project.
29. Visit to Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA). 17th May 2018 Collaborate with Dr. J.B Rajan, Associate Professor, KILA towards promoting and replicating the KILA Project.
30. Visit to National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC). 18th May 2018 On request of CIPS, Mr. Shahim, Sr. Scientist, NATPAC has shared the details pertaining to the usage of waste plastic in road construction.
31. Visit to Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Gujarat. 21st – 25th May 2018 Enter into an MoU with the Centre for Good Governance, SPIPA to strengthen the collaborative activities in terms of documentation of innovations, conduct of training programmes. Document project, “System of Application of Technology for Human Resource Improvement (SATHI)” implemented by the General Administration Dept., Govt. of Gujarat. Share the Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP) implemented by the Dept. of Education (Higher & Technical), Govt. of Gujarat with the Social Welfare and Tribal Welfare Dept. of all the States to explore the possibility of replication.
32. Visit to ATI Jharkhand & ATI, Chhattisgarh. 21th – 26th May 2018 ·         Conduct field visit to understand the implementation of PESA act in Khunti district, Jharkhand.

Follow up on the progress on establishment of vision centres in Chhattisgarh.

33. Attended flagship course on Health Systems Strengthening & Sustainable Financing held at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. 28th – 31th May 2018 The course was designed to provide an analytical approach and tools to help in identifying the goals for reforms and options to achieve them.
34. Installation of water conservation nozzles in the CPC, ASCI. 01st June 2018 ·         Saving (5000) liters of water ever day after installing Eco365 Nozzles.

This best practice has direct implication on water conservation and an indirect financial implication of about Rs. 15,000/- per month.

35. CIPS team had met Ms. Divya, IAS, District Collector, Adilabad. 06th June 2018 Offered CIPS services to conduct a workshop on implementation of PESA act. In this connection, a proposal has been submitted.
36. The Director (I/c) has made a visit to the Ameenpur Lake, the first biodiversity heritage site of Telangana. 23rd June 2018 On a request made by
Ms. Tejdeep Kaur Menon, IPS, Director General of Police, (Telangana SPF), the Director (i/c), CIPS gave a draft for notifying additional areas Bandam Kommu Cheruvu and Kotha Cheruvu to be added to extant BHS. It was done to spread the networking and reflect the technical capability of CIPS-ASCI amongst other departments
37. Visit to the office of the Commissionerate of Collegiate Education, Government of Telangana, (2) Govt. Degree Colleges and CMR College of Engineering and Technology where the life skills and career guidance programme is being implemented by COIGN consultancy.Visit to the ITDA, Seethampeta, Srikakulam district. 7th September 2018
12th-13th September 2018
Discussions were held with the officials, Principals, students and feedback on the programme was recorded.
Collected inputs from the PO, ITDA, Principals, staff, students of (7) Govt. Tribal Welfare Ashram Schools.
38. Dr. K. Venkateswara Rao who has been appointed as an Advisor/Knowledge Partner to CIPS for a period of six months to propagate the replication activity of the Vision Centre project, has undertaken a field visit to the Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. 27th September 2018 – 2nd October 2018 Discussions were held to find out the present status on the Vision Centres and to explore the possibility of replicating them in other States/UTs.