About HRMS in RD


The Commissionerate of Rural Development (CRD), the Government of Telangana , administers various rural development programmes like National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and Watersheds of the Government of India and GoTS. These programmes are implemented at the delivery levels by the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) headed by DRDO under the overall guidance of the District Collector, through the Panchayat Raj Institutions and Self Help Groups.


For administering the schemes, the DRDOs at the districts and CRD at state level employ personnel drawn from different Government departments such as Panchayat Raj, Engineering, Agriculture, Irrigation and Horticulture. In addition to these Government staff, personnel are also employed from the open market on Contract basis. Over a period of time, the staff drawn from the Government departments and as well the open market has been exponentially increasing. To ensure quality service delivery and achieve the programme objectives, these personnel are required to be attracted, retained and managed in professional ways on contemporary standards. In this context, the Commissionerate of Rural Development (CRD) has designed and developed HR systems for all the contract staff. The objective of developing the HR system is to professionally manage all the contracts and bring in transparency in implementing all the HR processes from Manpower Recruitment to Exit Management.


The Commissionerate of Rural Development requested CDS-APARD to engage a Professional agency to study the Human Resources of CRD and develop a comprehensive HR Policy for the contract staff (now Fixed tenure Employees- FTEs). The CDS-APARD engaged ASCENT Leadership and Management Consultants (P) Ltd., (stationed at Hyderabad) and came up with a draft HR policy. The draft Policy was discussed with all the Project Directors, DRDO and CRD functionaries. Concurrently it was placed on the website of the RD Department and suggestions from the contract staff were invited. This participatory approach helped in finalizing the HR Policy. 

To ensure smooth implementation of HR systems and policies, a sound HR structure was set up. A society is registered in the year 2008 as Society for Rural Development Services (SRDS). SRDS provide services related to HR Management, Capacity Building, Management of CLRCs/DLRCs in an effective manner. It provides HR support to the CRD and all the DRDAs on need based. HR Cells are formulated at DRDO level with 2-3 functionaries of establishment, DLRC /CB, computer operator to implement HR policies at district level. With DRDO as head of HR, this cell will ensure uniform and transparent implementation of all HR policies prescribed in the Manual.

IT integration

While the HR Policies were framed and Management structure is set up for implementation, the need for the IT integration of these HR systems was felt. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Hyderabad- the IT consultants developed the web based software for Human Resources Management Information System. HRMS software application provides various services to the FTEs and DRDAs of CRD like Online recruitment, Training, Payment generation, Contract renewals, Annual increments, Online approval of leaves, Transfers, Disciplinary process & Termination (to delete from HRMS)

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