Call for Applications for the Third Batch of The Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Programme
The selected associates undergo an induction of two weeks at Ashoka University and are then posted in each of the 22 districts of Haryana for a 12-month period.
Office of PR & Communications15 March, 2018 | 7 min read
Ashoka University in partnership with the Haryana government recently announced call for applications for the third batch of Haryana’s Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Programme (CMGGA). The CMGGA programme, under the aegis of Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, aims to train and facilitate 22 high calibre young leaders who will work across different government schemes and departments in the State of Haryana to improve transparency and efficiency. The last date for the submission of applications is 15th April, 2018.
Vineet Gupta, Founder and Trustee of Ashoka University, who addressed the open house said, “The CMGGA programme is an opportunity for young students to experience public life with the chance to work with the government. These young students are fresh out of college, fearless and willing to speak their minds to create maximum impact in their one year with the programme.”
“The programme combines youth and academia to create momentum and intellectual feedback from the ground level at the CM’s office. The associates bring perspectives and ideas for implementation and pilots. Ashoka University has been a knowledge partner and has helped in designing the programme, research and documentation,” said Dr Rakesh Gupta, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister.
The selected associates undergo an induction of two weeks at Ashoka University and are then posted in each of the 22 districts of Haryana for a 12-month period. Apart from executing regular mandates received from the CMO, CMGGAs also work with the Deputy Commissioners and other district officials to work on state-wide modules as a cohort as well as smaller district-level projects. Associates also pilot innovative scalable solutions to address various issues at the district level.
At the event, a few CMGGA’s from former batches shared details of the transformational changes they brought to the districts in Haryana. Some of the projects include the setting up of the District Library Society (Jind); the Smart Attendance Project in Panipat — to reduce parent-school informational gap by increasing frequency and efficiency of communication between school and parents; Project Flame in Ambala — to end the stigma with sanitary pad disposal and installing incinerators; Modernisation of Record Rooms in Sonepat — by creating a holistic universal software through the modernisation of all 22 record rooms using software-based application and infrastructure and the KVIs project in Jhajjar to help artisans connect their traditional skill-based business with the outside world, strengthen the Mitti-Kala board, increase income for potters and promote indigenous industries in Haryana.
Admissions will be based on a rigorous selection process consisting of online applications, telephonic interviews and a final round of multiple in-person interviews. There is no fee for application. Candidates can apply online on www.cmgga.in.