State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (SIPARD) is a composite training institute for public administration and rural development in Tripura. The Institute has come into existence in the year 1993 and since then it has been organising training programmes for State government officials, representatives of PRIs, members of NGOs etc. working in the State.
The institute is located Arundhuti Nagar in Agartala, which is about 5 Kms. away from the main town and is about 15 Kms. away from Agartala Airport. Adjacent to this institute there are three main training institutes namely:
Panchayati Raj Training Institute
Regional Survey Training Institute
Cooperative Training Institute
SIPARD is an autonomous training institute registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860 and it enjoys financial and functional autonomy. Main activity of the institute relates to training of State Government officials, PRI representatives, NGOs etc. in the relevant areas of their activity, comprising public administration, accounts and finance, office procedure, legal & judicial matters, RTI Act along with training on computer and other educational and research activities, including evolution studies and publication of newsletter, books, compendium etc on various subjects. Since its inception the institute is in the process of evolution and is trying to adopt itself to the socio-economic and technological changes taking place in the society and accordingly train the public servants.