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Applications invited for Haryana CM’s Good Governance Associates Programme

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With an objective to create another successful batch of Haryana Chief Minister’s Associates, Dr Rakesh Gupta, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Haryana and Vineet Gupta, Pro Vice Chancellor and Founder of Ashoka University, have announced the call for applications for Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates (CMGGA) programme.

CMGGAThe programme is a strategic initiative between the Government of Haryana and Ashoka University. CMGGA aims to make youth aware about the intricacies of governance and administration, while at the same time leveraging their training and fresh perspectives on projects. As a knowledge partner, Ashoka University will facilitate the process of recruitment, training, mentoring and monitoring the work of the Associates.

“The programme combines youth and academia to create momentum and intellectual feedback from the ground-level at the CM 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 Chief Minister Haryana.

Over 1933 applications were received last year for upto 25 seats from leading institutions of Haryana, New Delhi, Bihar, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. This year as well, spanning over a period of one year, around 22-25 young leaders from across cities will be selected to work across the 22 districts of Haryana. The selected associates will undergo an induction of two weeks at Ashoka University.

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Speaking about the programme, Ashoka University Founder Vineet Gupta 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. After the successful completion of the association, only two students have joined the corporate world, other students have opted to continue with the public life.”

Apart from executing regular mandates received from the CMO, CMGGAs will work with the Deputy Commissioners and other district officials to expedite various government schemes and bring about transformational changes within their districts. Associates will also pilot innovative scalable solutions to address various issues at the district level.  Interested candidates may apply online through the website at before 15th April, 2018.

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