SIRDs are established in all the States of the country and are fully supported by the Govt. of India. The main Institute is situated at Hyderabad known as “National Institute of Rural Development”. These Institutes which are present in all States have basic objectives of training Capacity Development in the area of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and the like. SIRD Rajasthan was taken over from HCM-RIPA in the year 1999 by an order of the Cabinet.
The State Institute of Rural Development (S.I.R.D.) Rajasthan is a part of I.G.P.R. and G.V.S. Jaipur. The S.I.R.D.is mandated the task of capacity building of R.D. and P.R. department representative and functionaries in Rajasthan. This includes Capacity Building regarding Acts, Rules, functions and procedure regarding P.R.I.'s and R.D along with training regarding various P.R. and R.D. schemes being implemented by the State.
The S.I.R.D. helps in imparting both foundation and refresher training of representative and functionaries, so as to keep them abreast of the latest development in implementation of various schemes.
The National Institute of Rural Development for (N.I.R.D.) Hyderabad helps co-ordinate the CB&T efforts of S.I.R.D. by providing guidelines regarding new schemes of G.O.I., conducting Master Trainers programmes etc. It also conducts off campus course at S.I.R.D.'s flagship progammes of M.O.R.D. & M.O.P.R.
The Ministry of Rural Development helps augment the efforts of the S.I.R.D. by providing 2 types of grants to the Institute, which are as follows:-