© Administrative Training Institute - Government of West Bengal Events Some Events & Activities Orientation Programme for IAS Probationers of 2009 Batch An orientation training programme for the IAS probationers of 2009 batch allotted to West Bengal was conducted from 21 to 25 June 2010 at the Institute. There are five officers in the batch. The programme consisted of an introduction to the history, people and culture of the state, its physical features, flora and fauna, social, political and economic environment and an overview of the administrative system, regulations and processes. After the orientation programme, the officers proceeded to their allotted districts for district training. Mr. Gautam Sengupta, Additional Director was the course director for the programme. Launching of Training of Trainers Manual on Convergence The Institute was assigned the task of developing a trainers' training manual on  convergence by UN Resident Coordinator's office, India. The manual will be  used for training development officials in seven identified states in India- Bihar,  Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar  Pradesh. The manual was launched in a pilot training programme held in the  institute from 15 to 19 March 2010. The faculty for the programme included Dr  N C Saxena, former Secretary, Planning Commission, Dr Sanjay Kumar, United  Nations Population Fund, Dr Suraj Kumar, United Nations Development Group,  Mr Ramit Basu, GOI-UN Joint Programme on Convergence and Dr Arabinda  Ghosh, Joint Director, ATI. Mr Patrice Coeur-Bizot, head of United Nations  Development Programme in India and UN Resident Coordinator addressed the  valedictory session.    Mr Patrice Coeur-Bizot, Head of UNDP India at ATI Joint Induction Training for State Services The joint induction training programme  for the State Service officers of 2008  batch was conducted at the Institute  from 31 December 2009 to 12 February  2010. 44 officers of West Bengal Civil  Service (Exe) and 7 officers of West  Bengal Police Service participated in  the programme. A study tour for three  days to Ramnagar-I Block in Purba Medinipur was arranged as a part of the  programme to give the probationers an exposure to block administration,  panchayati raj set up and implementation of development schemes in the field.  They also visited Ramnagar and Digha police stations and had a first-hand idea about the  functioning of a the police station and the interface with civil  administration. After the completion of the training, the WBCS officers  proceeded to ARTI, Salboni for settlement training and the WBPS officers  returned to Police Training College, Barrackpore for further departmental  training. Trainees during field visit to Ramnagar I Block Induction Training for Tripura Civil Service On the request of Government of  Tripura, ATI conducted the induction  level training of the new recruits to the  Tripura Civil Service, 2009 batch at  ATI, Kolkata as was done in some  previous years. There were eleven  participants. The course was designed  in consultation with representatives of  Tripura government and based on the requirements of the Tripura  administration. Senior officers of Tripura government were also involved in the  programme as faculty in addition to ATI faculty and experts from outside.  The course also included a field visit to Goghat II block and office of Sub  Divisional Officer, Arambagh. Mrs Mitali Bandyopadhyay, Joint Director was the Course Director for this  programme and was supported by Mr M L Bhattacharya, project coordinator,  RTI.  Induction training programme for Tripura Civil Service Professional Training of WBCS (Exe) Officers of 2008 Batch The 1st Phase of Professional Training  of the WBCS (Executive) Officers of  2008 batch was conducted at the  Institute from 12th April to 21st June,  2010.Forty-five officers of 2008 batch  and one of 2007 batch participated in  the programme. The thrust areas of the  training course were Executive Magistracy and General Administration. The  course module had inputs in relevant civil and criminal laws, rules and  procedures in government finance and accounts, office management,  important government schemes and initiatives, project management, conflict  management, values and ethics, as well as computer training and language  classes in Hindi and Bengali. Case studies and films were used as learning  tools for lessons on soft skills like conflict management, values and ethics. The trainee officers also underwent sessions on yoga and meditation in the  mornings during the period. In the classroom, they were divided into two  sections so that the sessions would be more interactive and maximum transfer  of learning could take place. On being released from ATI, the trainee officers  proceeded to their allotted districts for undergoing district training.  Professional Training of WBCS (Exe) Officers of 2008 Batch Write up - Have you successfully used RTI Act, 2005?