Chandigarh, March 9 – Haryana Government has launched the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates (CMGGAs) programme under which 21 high-calibre individuals will be posted for a year to the 21 districts of Haryana, representing the Chief Minister's office (CMO).
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the CMGGAs would work with the Deputy Commissioners and other district officials to expedite various government schemes and bring about transformational changes within their districts. Associates would gain invaluable experience tackling district-level issues to create social impact.
He said that as part of this one year programme, CMGGAs would first undergo two weeks of induction training followed by their appointment in districts. In the districts, the Associates would be responsible for ensuring success of the flagship government initiatives and for executing regular mandates received from the CMO. Associates could also pilot innovative scalable solutions to address various issues at the district level. The CMGGAs would be provided regular mentoring and support from senior bureaucrats, public representatives and corporate leaders. Regular interactive sessions and workshops would also be organised to facilitate knowledge sharing among CMGGAs, he added.
The spokesman said that undergraduates with minimum one year of work experience or post-graduates holding diploma or degree were eligible to apply for the programme. In addition, an applicant should not be more than 30 years of age as of April 15, 2016. Applicants are required to register at www.cmgga.in and submit the online application form available on the portal before 23.59 p.m. on April 15, 2016. This is a full-time paid position during which the fellows would be based out of district headquarters and would be required to travel across district as required.
Ashoka University, Sonepat is a knowledge partner to the Chief Minister’s Office for the programme. The University would facilitate the process of recruitment, training, mentoring and monitoring the work of the Associates, he added.