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Organization, Functions and Duties

Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Salt Lake City, West Bengal is the premier training Institute of the State under Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department of Government of West Bengal. Its principal function is to conduct training programmes for all levels of officers and staff of different Secretariat Departments, Directorates and other offices of the Government. The Institute also conducts training programmes for urban local bodies, panchayats and non-government organizations in relevant areas from time to time. In addition to induction level and functional training for government officials, the Institute also conducts training programmes in financial management, economic development, trainer development and information technology. Disaster Management Centre Urban Management Centre are two specialized units of ATI which conduct training progrmmes, research and studies relating to various aspects of disaster management and urban management respectively.

 ATI also takes up projects for capacity building and training. Three projects named ‘Capactiy Buidling for Poverty reduction (Training Interventions), ‘Training for All’ and ‘Strengthening capacity building & awareness generation for effective Implementation of RTI Act,2005’ are  currently in progress. ATI conducts on an average more than 150 training programmes annually. Details of the training programme are available in the annual training calendar. In addition, programmes sponsored by different government and non-government organizations are held from time to time on relevant topics. ATI also develops training materials, training films, case studies and monographs. Apart from State budget, funds are provided by Government of India for the training programmes sponsored by Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT).

ATI has a library having nearly 20000 books and also important journals in relevant subjects.

The training programmes are mostly residential. ATI has a hostel with 104 rooms for single accommodation with common bathroom for two rooms. Another hostel building of similar capacity is under construction. The Institute has a guest house and quarters for officers and staff.

ATI has eleven Regional Training Centres (RTCs) at Paschim Medinipur, Burdwan, North 24-parganas, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, Bankura, Birbhum and Purba Medinipur districts. Two more RTCs have been sanctioned for Purulia and Coochbehar. Training programmes are conducted at RTCs under the supervision of the District Magistrates for government officials working in the district.

The powers and duties of its officers and employees

                 The present work distribution among the ATI faculty is as follows, subject to overall supervision of the Director.  In addition to the specified duties as detailed below, the officers will perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director from time to time. All the officers will also remain involved in designing, conducting and evaluating the assigned training programmes.


Additional Director

1.        In-charge of ATI in the absence of the Director

2.        Quality Improvement of ATI’s activities

3.        General administration and establishment matters

4.        Coordination with Govt. of India and other organizations 

5.        Matters relating to SACT and other committees concerning ATI. 

6.        Research projects and studies

7.        Supervision of RTC matters

8.        Matters relating to RTCs South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly

9.        Counsellor for South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly districts

10.     Conduct of Joint Induction Course for the IAS, WBCS (Exe.),
 WBPS Officers etc.

11.     Supervision of RTI matters

12.     Co-ordination with the Training Institutes of Government West

13.     Supervision of Library.

14.     Chairman, Tender Committee

Leave substitute :

Dr. Arabinda Ghosh


Dr. Arabinda Ghosh, WB Excise Service, Joint Director

1.        Trainer Development Programmes

2.        Supervision of all IT matters in ATI

3.        Matters relating to Administrative Reforms, Center of Excellence (Except Centre of Excellence For Flood), State Training Policy etc.

4.        Externally aided  Projects (except RTI)

5.        Providing guidance regarding training to all Departments

6.        Matters relating to RTC Burdwan

7.        Counsellor for Burdwan districts


Leave substitute :

Ms. Sharmistha Das


Sri P. K. Poddar, WB A&AS, Joint Director (Accounts)

1.        Drawing and Disbursing Officer

2.       Conduct of training on Financial Management and Induction and
 in-service training of WBA&AS Officers

4.        All files relating to accounts matter

5.        Maintenance of Service Books

6.        Audit queries

7.        Member of the Tender Committee


Leave substitute :

Ms. Mitali Bandyopadhyay 


Smt. Mitali Bandyopadhyay, WBCS (Exe), Joint Director

1.        Matters relating to Government of India training programmes

2.        Co-ordination of training programmes of all RTCs

3.        Member-Secretary, Case Study Committee

4.        Matters relating to RTC Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur

5.        Counsellor for Paschim Medinipur & Purba Medinipur

6.        In-charge of Publication Cell 

7.    Over all supervision for preparation of ATI training calendar,
       preparation and validation of case studies, conduct of case study


Leave substitute :

Dr.  Arabinda Ghosh

Smt. Sarmistha Das, WBCS (Exe.), Joint Director

1.        Professional Course for WBCS (Exe.) Officers

2.        Matters relating to RTCs Malda, Dakshin Dinajpur and Darjeeling

3.        Counsellor for Malda, Dakshin Dinajpur & Datjeeling districts

4.        Collaboration with NSOU and IGNOU etc. for various Professional Courses

5.        Research and Documentation of  Best Practices


Leave substitute :

Ms. Mitali Bandyopadhyay 

Sri Supriya Ghoshal, WBCS (Exe), Joint Director (Administration)

1.        Head of Office

2.        General administration and Establishment of ATI Office & its

3.        Member-Secretary, Tender Committee

4.        Co-signer of all cheques with Joint Director (Accounts)

5.        Matters relating to RTCs Nadia & North 24-Parganas

6.        Counsellor for Nadia & North 24-Parganas districts

7.        Service records of WBCS (Exe.) Probationers

8.        M.A. in Public Administration under NSOU for WBCS (Exe.)
 Probationers (All related administrative works including mobilization
 of course fees for the trainee officers from the Government)

Leave substitute :

Ms. Sharmistha Das

Mr. Usman Ali Shah, WBCS (Exe.), Professor, NDM Wing

1.        Over all charge of NDM Wing and matters relating to Disaster
 Management training programmes

2.        Research, studies and documentation relating to Disaster

3.        Developing handbooks and manuals on disaster management

4.        Matters relating to Advisory Committee on NDM

5.        Preparation of Disaster Management Plans

6.        Assignment of duties among three Associate Professors

7.        Matters relating to RTCs  Murshidabad & Birbhum

8.        Counsellor for Murshidabad & Birbhum districts

9.    Over all charge of Centre of Excellence For Flood.

Leave substitute :

Smt. Arundhati Sarkar 

Smt. Arundhati Sarkar, WBCS(Exe),
Associate Professor, NDM

1.        Matters relating to allotment of fund from NIDM/Government
and utilization thereof.

2.        All other items of work as assigned by Professor, NDM

3.        Matters relating to RTCs, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar & Uttar Dinajpur

4.        Counsellor for Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar & Uttar Dinajpur districts

Leave substitute :

Smt. Gargi Ghosh 

Smt. Gargi Ghosh, WBCS(Exe),
Associate Professor, NDM Wing & SNO, RTI

1.          All items of work as assigned by the Professor, NDM

2.          Nodal Officer, RTI

3.          ‘Training For All’ Project (Nadia) under JD(AG)

4.          Counsellor for Purulia & Bankura districts

5.          Matters relating to RTCs Purulia & Bankura

6.          Matters relating to Research & Documentation of Best Practices
 in RTI Sector.

Leave substitute :

Smt. Arundhati Sarkar 

Sri N. N. Som, Professor, Urban Management Centre

1.        Conducting workshops and training programmes in Urban
 Management and related areas

2.        Research and case studies

3.        Training Needs Assessment in urban sector

4.        Matters relating to Research & Documentation of Best Practices in
 Urban Sector

5.        Appraisal of Draft Development Plan (DDP) prepared by ULBs

6.        Conducting AITP Course.

Leave Substitute :

Sri U.K. Roy

Sri U. K. Roy, Assistant Professor, Urban Management Centre

1.        Providing assistance for all items of work as indicated against
Professor, Urban Management Centre

2.    Duties and responsibilities as Warden for ATI hostel.

Leave Substitute :

Sri N.N. Som

Sri Arup Mukherjee, Librarian

1.        All matters relating to Library service

2.        Preservation of digital and paper records of all training course
 with cataloguing

3.   Setting up and maintenance of a separate Library for the Centre of Excellence For Flood, digitization of Library records for the Centre, networking with NIDM, Disester Management Deptt. of the Home State as well as States outside West Bengal.

Sri Amitava Paul, Programme Officer (I.T.)

1.        All I.T. matters

2.        Conducting Training Programmes on IT matters

Leave Substitute :

Smt. Aparna Das

Smt. Aparna Das, Assistant Programme Officer (IT)

1.   Providing assistance for all items of work as indicated
against Programme Officer, (IT)

Leave Substitute :

Sri Amitava Paul

The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

The ultimate decision making authority in the Institute in any matter relating to training and administration is the Director of the Institute and in discharging his functions he is assisted by the Additional Director, four Joint Directors, one Deputy Director and the Professor, NDM and the Professor, UMC in respect of NDM and UMC matters respectively. These officers discharge their responsibilities according to the allocation of work made by the Director whose approval is required in all important financial and policy matters.

As a regional office under the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department of the State Government, ATI is functions under the administrative control of that Department of the Government.

The norms set by it for discharge of its functions

For the discharge of its functions, the Institute follows the norms and procedures of the State Government as are contained in the Service Rules, Financial Rules, Codes and Manuals of the Government applicable to all offices, Departments and Directorates under it. The Disaster management Centre and the Urban Management Centre function according to the guidelines of National Centre for Disaster Management and Housing and Urban Development Corporation respectively.

For conduct of training, at the end of each financial year request letters are issued to all Secretariat Departments and Directorate offices thereunder to indicate their requirement of training, levels of officials to be trained and after holding meetings with the representatives of such Departments and Directorates and other offices a consolidated training Calendar for the next year is prepared and published. Apart from this, specialized training programmes in relevant areas as well as training programmes sponsored by Government of India are conducted according to availability of funds and training needs identified.

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

As regards rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, the existing legislations, executive instructions and orders applicable to all regular Government establishments are similarly and equally applicable to ATI, West Bengal for discharge of its executive functions and duties.

The records mainly include files relating to training programmes already conducted, training manuals published by ATI itself or received from other sources, training films,  and books, files on administrative matters including accounts and electronically stored materials in hard-disks, CDs, floppy disks etc.

A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

The documents held by ATI, West Bengal or under its control include files and electronically stored materials relating to training matters, administrative, financial and account matters, pay and allowances and other service matters concerning all officers and staff. The ATI Library has about 15,000 books besides several journals, periodicals and newspapers. ATI has published several books, monographs, training manuals and training films and reprinted some government manuals. It also publishes a newsletter regularly.

The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof

The training calendar of ATI is prepared after consulting all government departments in a meeting held every year. Training needs assessment of different user departments are held from time to time as part of training and capacity building projects. At present there is no special arrangement for consultation with the public. A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public. There are some internal committees of officers and faculty are constituted from time to time for specific purposes like implementation of projects, preparation of training modules and case studies, evaluation of tenders etc. The meetings of such committees are not open to the public, but minutes of such meetings may be made accessible for the public as per provision of RTI Act, 2005.

A directory of its officers and employees & the monthly remuneration received by each including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations

The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made

EQUIPMENT SUPPORT @ Rs.1080500/- only has been provided to the following newly set up RTCs during this financial year-


  2.  NADIA



Fund released in favour of the District Magistrates under the DoPT assisted programmes :
  • Training For All- Rs. 2 Lakhs in the year 08-09 to the DM, Nadia
  • RTI: Rs 90,000/- in the year 09-10 (Purba Medinipur: Rs20000/-, Malda, Nadia, Birbhum, Bardhaman, Jalpaiguri, Dakshin Dinajpur & Murshidabad each Rs.10000/-) for conduct of Training of Officials on RTI Act,2005. (upto 31.12.2009)
  • CBPR: Rs. 9lakhs for North 24 Parganas & Rs.3 Lakhs for Burdwan district in the year 08-09

The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries
of such programmes

There are no subsidy programmes executed by the ATI, West Bengal at present.

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it

There are no concessions, permits or authorizations granted by ATI, West Bengal at present.

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form

Information relating to training, such as, annual training calendar, training evaluation reports, profile of trainees, course modules, some of the training materials, some of the documents and correspondences, pay bills, payment details in respect of officers and employees are maintained in electronic form.

The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library and reading room, if maintained for public use

General information about the Institute may be obtained from the Reception desk which functions during office hours. ATI has a web site which gives a wide range of information about its activities and contact details including facility for contacting through e-mail. The Library of ATI is for use by faculty, trainees and staff only.

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers

Sri Supriya Ghosal, WBCS (Executive), Deputy Director (Administration) is designated as the State Public Information Officer (SPIO) for Administrative Training Institute.