of Training and Monitoring of Programme Performance under
NRHM / RCH II
MOHFW GoI identified NIHFW as National Nodal Agency for coordinating
the training under RCH in December 1997. NIHFW carried out
the assigned task of development of prototype modules, training
curricula & other training materials, coordinating training,
conducting training of Master Trainers and monitoring the
training in various parts of the country during RCH I. NIHFW
was assisted in this task by 18 CTIs.
Subsequently in April 2006 after initiation of NRHM and RCH
II, NIHFW was identified as National Nodal Agency for coordinating
training under NRHM (both RCH and Disease Control) and was
also entrusted with the responsibility of evolving a training
strategy for integration of training for each category of
personnel under various vertical programmes.
In December 2007, NIHFW was also given the additional responsibility
of monitoring performance for certain aspects of RCH programme
in the country especially high focus states. NIHFW would be
assisted by 20 CTIs for carrying out the tasks of coordination
training and monitoring performance.
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II for the quarter ending March 31st, 2008
The TOR for NIHFW to undertake the above tasks of coordinating
training under NRHM and monitoring programme performance are
- To organize, coordinate and monitor training in the country.
- To upgrade the competence of Family Welfare personnel and
managers to provide technically sound, client centered and
gender sensitive RCH and NRHM services.
- To sensitize on NRHM/RCH – II and population stabilization
issues by holding orientation training programmes for Government
officials / NGOs / PRIs etc. at the State level.
- To involve other government departments in promotion of
NRHM/ RCH programme by team training for convergence of services.
- To release funds for training related activities to States
and Training Institutions (Govt/NGO/Private sectors) as and
- To review the physical achievements and financial progress
of various training programmes.
- Any other training related activities assigned by the Union
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from time to time.
- To assist MOHFW in assessing performance or implementation
of various RCH activities in districts.
- To analyse various MIS data / survey reports and give suggestions
for corrective action.
- To assist the states and districts in prioritizing activities
as per their needs and planning the implementation of services
according to district priorities and performance, using data
from routine reports and survey like DLHS.
- To review state PIPs and assist states, districts through
training institutions, in formulation of integrated training
plans at State and District levels under the NRHM/RCH –
II programme so as to :
(i) avoid unnecessary duplication;
(ii) ensure there are no critical gaps in the training plans;
(iii) coordinate scheduling of training with other programme
inputs such as equipment, drugs, civil works, IEC and NGO
- To coordinate :
(i) training financed by the Department of Health and Family
Welfare in NRHM/ RCH 2 pertaining to management, clinical,
interpersonal counseling skills and communications (IEC) issues,
(ii) Sensitization / Orientation on convergence of related
programmes of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and
other concerned ministry , as requested by the Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare.
- To coordinate the development and/or adaptation as necessary,
of model training curricula, facilitators’ guides and
prototype manuals / materials and provide such materials to
state training institutions, collaborating centres and training
centres for local adaptation and use as per requirement.
- To assist MoHFW in the development of guidelines and clinical
management protocols for various components of NRHM/ RCH –
II and ensure that such protocols are integrated into training
- To identify suitable collaborating institutions form Government,
NGO and private/corporate sector as per the requirement and
to organize training of trainers of these institutions.
- To review the work of the collaborative institutions periodically
and to provide regular feedback to the Training Division,
MOHFW, Govt. of India, States and Collaborating Training Institutions.
- To review and release funds for CTIs and also some of state
and district training plans with assistance from collaborating
centres so as to reduce unnecessary duplication and ensure
optimum utilization of training funds wherever necessary.
- To develop a system of proficiency certification for trainees,
(a) establishing criteria for proficiency certification for
clinical skills training of different categories of health
(b) designing prototype formats for such certification with
the assistance of collaborating centres
(c) providing orientation as required on the certification
process and (d) monitoring of proficiency certificates awarded.
- To coordinate selection and assist MoHFW for appointment
of suitable agencies / institutions from Government, NGO and
private corporate sector in accordance with guidelines in
respect of the following:
o Selection of Training Institutions of Medical Officers /
Specialists for training as per requirement.
o Selection of resource persons / institutions for conducting
Management Training for Health administrators at District,
Division and State levels as and when required.
- To conduct orientation course for master trainers of collaborating
agencies / institutions and specialized training institutions
appointed for this purpose and also to implement training
of trainers’ courses.
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Training Programmes:
o To monitor and supervise both qualitative and quantitative
achievements of training being conducted by the States at
all levels proposed in RCH – II PIPs and under NRHM
and also effectively coordinate and implement trainings entrusted
to it by the MoHFW.
o To review with MoHFW, State representative and relevant
experts the continued relevance of training course every year
and make necessary changes in curricula and training materials
as and when required.
o To monitor the implementation and outcome of the training
components of NRHM including RCH II programme
Types of Training under RCH