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Hon’ble CM Manohar Lal felicitated the sixth batch of CMGGA

The chief minister of Haryana awarded the associates with the Certificate of Completion and interacted with associates about their learnings and contributions over the past year as well as their future plans

A graduation ceremony for Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates (CMGGA) Programme batch of 2021-22 was chaired by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana in the presence of PD CMGGA Dr. Amit Agrawal (IAS), Vineet Gupta, Trustee, Ashoka University, Ashish Dhawan, Chairman, Board of Trustee, Ashoka University, Mohit Soni, Chief Coordination Officer, CMGGA programme and CMGGAs from all districts at Haryana Niwas, Chandigarh.

The CMGGA programme is a strategic collaboration between Ashoka University and the Government of Haryana since 2016 to leverage the energy, creativity and skill of the youth to work on state priorities and push for good governance. Every year, the selected candidates are placed across 22 districts of Haryana and work directly with the Deputy Commissioners and district administration to streamline the system and provide innovative solutions to revamp existing structures for increased productivity and enhanced citizen delivery.

The interaction at the graduation ceremony started with progress updates on multiple flagship initiatives across agriculture, poverty alleviation, e-governance, education, and service delivery running in the districts where Associates presented a status of milestones achieved and shared their insights from the ground.

Hon’ble CM Shri Manohar Lal awarded the associates with the Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the one-year experiential learning programme. Hon’ble CM interacted with associates about their learnings and contributions over the past year and their future plans.

The Hon’ble CM expressed his appreciation “I am pleased to see another successful year, the 6th year, being completed by CMGGAs. It is the only youth participation-based governance programme in the country which has lasted this long. I believe it is because of the programme’s fundamentally strong design and structure and relentless work from you all that makes it a success. The zeal and enthusiasm that Associates show in their one year of tenure with the CMGGA programme are unparalleled. Their initiatives and ideas have aided the District Administration in the process of reengineering various schemes.”

APSCM Dr. Amit Agrawal, PDCMGGA says, “This year, we are successfully graduating our sixth batch (2021-22). These 24 young Associates chosen from various States, with diverse academic backgrounds and professional expertise have worked closely under the valued guidance of their respective District Administrations to ensure the success of welfare schemes on the ground.”

Vineet Gupta, Founder and Trustee, Ashoka University, says, “Under the leadership of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, who is a continuous source of motivation and leadership to us, this programme was able to contribute to the weakest sections of the population of the State. I wish all the luck to this cohort of 2021-22. I believe these Associates would be valuable assets for any corporate or organization.”

Progress across the government’s flagship programs was also highlighted.

For instance, in Mukhya mantri Parivaar Utthan Yojna, associates assisted the administration in increasing the sanction of Loans to 26000 + till date and disbursal of 10,000+ loans. They were instrumental in training and onboarding of the over 330 counseling desk members that helped increase the scheme selection rate from 56% to 89% in Antyodaya Melas.

Similarly, in Welfare Schemes delivery, associates recommended 12 suggestions under 4 themes were presented in the Feb review meeting. These recommendations span across Policy Changes, strengthening of delivery. 25 recommendations across 150 + schemes under 6 themes are being presented. The same is being published launched by Hon’ble CM through the report Strengthening Welfare Delivery in Haryana – Citizen Feedback and recommendations on Schemes.
Hon’ble CM also launched the CMGGA yearbook that summarizes the achievements of the programme in the sixth year run.

It is noteworthy that the associates facilitated 700+ trainings to cover all the 24,000 Anganwadi Workers in Haryana strengthening the Samarth Haryana across state. Since 2016, the CMGGA work domain has expanded. From citizen service delivery, women safety, health and nutrition, education, sanitation, and now COVID, agriculture, poverty alleviation, welfare schemes feedback, and skills & employment. Associates (or CMGGAs as they are referred to) have worked efficiently to bring about the best in governance.

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