Gujarat’s top government training institute, the Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), has planned to spend Rs 140 crore in upgrading it’s existing infrastructure.
“The state government has given administrative sanction to build new buildings at the SPIPA main campus in Ahmedabad and also to upgrade our regional centers at Vadodara, Mehsana and Rajkot. We have an ambitious target to implement all our plans in a years’ time,” said Vipul Mittra, director general, SPIPA.
Funds will be channelised to renovate SPIPA’s main campus. New hostel buildings for boys and girls are on the anvil along with a new VIP hostel block within the campus. SPIPA’s regional training center at Rajkot will also receive a facelift. Moreover, new buildings will be added to the regional training centers at Mehsana and Vadodara.
Of the total amount to be spent, SPIPA has received administrative approval for Rs 122 crore from the government of Gujarat. SPIPA is also in the process of setting up a District Training Centre in each district and connect it with main campus though distance learning.
SPIPA was set up in 1962 as an institution for training government functionaries in public administration, rural development, local self government, diasaster management and related areas. It also trains local youth from the state to succed in competitive exams like UPSC.