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Training Activities

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Training Activities of Twad Board

The training wing of TWAD Board is vested with the responsibilities of Planning,organizing and conducting raining courses on the Water Supply and Drainage sector for TWAD Board staff. A separate training wing has been established in TWAD Board in 1983 to train the Board staff.

The main Training Centre is situated at Chennai, Head Office and other 3 Training Sub Centres are situated at Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy. The aim of the Training Centres is to provide In-house training to all staff members working in TWAD Board (inclusive of technical and non-technical) in TWAD Board to equip,update & to act as a platform to horn the skills.

Induction and Orientation training programmes to the newly recruited staff at all levels from Assistant Engineers to Clerical level are being conducted to tone up and to sharpen their skills.

TWAD Board is also deputing Engineers to participate in Seminars, Expo & National/International level Conference conducted by premier Research institutions of Govt. / Recognized leading national and international institutions all over India.

Exploring the possibility of conducting training in tie up with Premier Institutions like IIT, Madras & Anna Institute of Management to upgrade Technical & Managerial skills using Application Softwares like Water Gem, Sewer Gem and STADD Pro.

Exposure visit to other Country to TWAD Engineers are also carried out under the Technical Co-operation Programme of the Government of Japan JICA thro’ GoI/GoTN.

Besides in-house training programmes, special technical training programmes to other State PHE Departments were also conducted with deposit to TWAD Board to

  • Engineers of Orissa Water Supply & Sewerage Board during April 2017.
  • Engineers of PHE Dept. of Odisha, Bhubaneswar during July 2017.
  • Engineers of PHE Dept. of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar during July 2017.

TWAD Board has been identified & recognized as Key Resource Centre (KRC) by Govt.of India, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation. Training Programmes are also being conducted with GoI fund.

In addition to the above, Training has also been arranged to the officials (IAS Probationers, Pro Deputy Collectors, Under Secretary to Government & Section Officers) deputed by Govt. of Tamil Nadu to undergo the “Compulsory Training in Heads of Departments & District Training Programmes“.

Apart from the above, Officers are also deputed to various Training Programmes, Symposium and Seminars conducted by other Organizations as detailed below:

  • Anna Institute of Management, Chennai.
  • Center for Science and Environment, New Delhi.
  • Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat.
  • National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad.
  • Auroville Consulting , Auroville
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • National Academy of Human Resource Development, New Delhi
  • Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • National Council for Cement and Building Materials, Hyderabad, Haryana
  • Gujarat Jalseva Training Institute, Gujarat
  • Kerala Water Authority, Trivandrum
  • Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited (TNUIFSL)
  • Indian Institute of Human settlements (IIHS), Bangalore

Training Methodology

Depending on the requirements of the programme, the participants are provided with a combination of theoretical and practical inputs. The following methodologies are used for training:

  • Class room lectures.
  • Audio-Visual presentation.
  • Case studies.
  • Field visits.
  • Group discussions.


The Training Centres of TWAD are equipped with Air conditioned Lecture halls with a seating capacity of 35,Computers with internet facilities,LCD Projector & Over Head projector with A.V facilities.

  • CMWSS Board.
  • PWD.
  • Anna University, Chennai.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T), Chennai.
  • Madras University, Chennai.
  • Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai.
  • Structural Engineering Research Institute, Chennai.
  • GCT, Coimbatore.
  • CIT, Coimbatore.
  • Thiyagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
  • National Institute of Technology, Trichy.
  • Anna Institute of Management, State Resource Centre.
  • Gandhigram Rural Institute, SIRD etc.

Apart from the above, retired Engineers from TWAD, CMWSS Board, PWD and other Engineers engaged in Private consultancy service are also invited to deliver lectures.

The Cost of Training is met out from

  • Budgetary allocation from TWAD Board Funds.
  • Communication, Capacity Development Unit CCDU (NRDWP- Support Activity), Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, GoI etc.,


A Library is functioning at IV floor of TWAD House, attached to the Training Centre and about 2300 Technical, Management, Computer, Law and ISI books.Technical Journals, Course material of various training programmes conducted by TWAD Board, Workshop proceedings etc., are available in the Library for reference.

Annual Training Plan

Every year, Annual Training Plan for Training Centre & 3 Sub Training Centres and the Budget proposals are prepared & got approved from the competent authority for conducting Training Programmes.

Achievements during the past three years

S.No Year No. of Programmes Conducted Personnel Trained
1 2016 - 2017 93 2565
2 2017 - 2018 56 1552
3 2018 - 2019 93 2565

Training Programmes Conducted during the Year 2018-19

Training Centre/Sub Training Centre No. of Training Programmes conducted Total No. of persons trained
  TWAD Fund NRDWP Fund    
Chennai 4 11 15 421
Coimbatore 5 9 14 397
Madurai 5 9 14 404
Trichy 4 9 13 330
Total 18 38 56 1552

Training Programmes conducted during the Year 2018-19

SI.No Name of Programme Category of Participants
1 Orientation Training Programme to the Newly appointed Assistant Engineers Engineers
2 Online Monitoring of DATA updation & Assets Mapping for Maintenance of CWSS by TWAD Board. Engineers
3 Exposure visit to Mega CWSS Engineers
4 Effective Quality Aspects Methods in Material Testing Laboratory & Adoption as per TWAD Guidelines Engineers
5 Energy Efficiency, Energy Audit in Operation & Maintenance of CWSS/UGSS including Selection of Mechanical, Electrical and Solar Energy equipment. Engineers
6 Office Procedures for Administrative Staff All Staff
7 Contract Management, Preventive and Punitive Vigilance as a tool for Effective Management, GST, Price Escalation & Arbitration , Legal Aspects & Legal Issues. Engineers & DB Staff
8 EAT Module on PFMS ( Batch I & II) All Staff
9 E- Tender – On line Bid Submission System ( Batch I & II) Engineers & DB Staff
10 Orientation Programme for new Junior Assistants Junior Assistants
11 Pre-Retirement Counselling All Staff
12 Leadership Qualities, Development of Communication skills & Stress Management All Staff
13 Skill Development for Effective Maintenance of Water Supply Schemes Maint Asst,Electrician & Fitter
14 Motivation & Behaviour Aspects for Drivers & OAs Drivers & Office Assistants