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Dr. Oommen John

Kerala institute of Local Administration

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Personal Information

Date of Birth : 18.02.1959
Sex : Male
Marital Status : Married
Languages Known    : English , Malayalam , Hindi & Telegu
Communication Address
KILA Centre for Human Resource Development , ETC P.O, Kottarakara,Kollam District,Pin code: 691531, Kerala, India

Mode of Appointment : Regular
Date of Joining in Service : 10.04.1995

Educational Qualifications

  • M.A
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D

Current Projects

  • Preparation of Integrated Cluster Action Plan and Detailed Project Report under National Rurban Mission
  • Two Research Projects sponsored by NIRD&PR, Hyderabad

Areas of Expertise

  • Local Governance
  • Rural Development
  • Decentralised Planning

Present Responsibilities

  • Master Trainer on RTI
  • Master Trainer Citizens Charter
  • Master Trainer Training Need Analysis
  • Master Trainer SAGY
  • Master Trainer Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and National Rurban Mission
  • Carrying out training and research

Positions Held

  • Worked as Faculty in National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad from December, 1984 to March, 1995

Consultancy Programmes

  • Activity Mapping of PRIs sponsored by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India
  • Study of Women Component Plan sponsored by UNICEF
  • Study of  Micro Water Supply Scheme sponsored by UNDP
  • Social Audit Manual sponsored by Kerala Local Development Service Project

Research Reports

  • Evaluation of JRY in Kollam District
  • Panchayati Raj Finances in Kerala
  • Evaluation of IWDP in Wayanad District
  • Study of WCP in Kerala (UNICEF)
  • Documentation of Drinking Water Schemes in Kerala (UNDP)
  • Human Development Report of Kannur District ( Jointly with KILA)
  • Sanitation Behaviour – A Study Amongst the Fishermen Community of Alappuzha and Thiruvanthapuram District (Sponsored by NIR&PR)
  • An Analysis of Savings and Credit Pattern among the Women Workers in MGNREGS – Alappuzha and Kollam Districts
  • Published

Selected Publications

  • Publications in Economic and Political Weekly
  • Publications in Indian Journal of Public Administration
  • Publications in Kurushetra
  • Publications in Journal of Rural Development

National / International Fellowships & Visits

  • Visited Budapest, Hungary for Course on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations
  • Visited  Dhaka for Course on Disaster Management
  • Attended National and International Conferences on various themes like Panchayati Raj, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Disaster Management, Right to Information Act etc. and presented papers on various themes

KILA Publications by Dr. Oommen John

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