Haryana govt invites young professionals to join as 7th cohort of CM’s governance associates

Jagriti Uppal

Chandigarh, May 10

Haryana government today invited applications for the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates (CMGGAs) programme from young professionals to join the seventh cohort 2022-23.

The Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has been appointing young professionals as his associates every year for a period of one year.

The collaboration between the Government of Haryana and Ashoka University provides a unique experience to work closely with the District Administrations across Haryana while gaining considerable training and exposure. The programme was launched in 2016 and has delivered tangible outcomes on the ground for the last six years by creating a pool of young leaders, said Dr Amit Agarwal, Additional Principal Secretary to CM who is also Programme Director of CMGGA.

Each year, 25 zealous young professionals from different backgrounds are recruited and placed in 22 districts of Haryana to innovate sustainable solutions to pertinent issues in the districts and ensure smooth implementation of the government programmes and flagship schemes on the ground. The new cohort will get an opportunity to work on multiple state projects ranging from Education, Women Safety, Citizen Service delivery, Agriculture, Welfare Schemes, and Tech in Governance and support their District Administration in conceptualising innovative solutions.

APSCM Dr. Amit Agrawal, IAS, the Programme Director of CMGGA, speaks about the programme, “The programme is a one of a kind opportunity for candidates to witness the government mechanism closely, while working with a variety of stakeholders from different departments in reaching citizens to deliver good governance. I take pride in the sixth cohort’s efforts in translating the Hon’ble CM’s vision of reaching last-mile citizens (Antyodaya) and supporting the District Administrations on multiple projects which have seen strong impact on the ground. The programme is now accepting online applications for the seventh cohort across the country from 9th May, 2022,” says Dr. Agarwal.

Pramath Raj Sinha, Co-Founder and Trustee, Ashoka University, said, “The CMGGA programme enables young leaders to try their hands in bringing societal level change. The programme offers Associates on-field experience, and the academia support from Ashoka University nurtures their skills and competencies. Over the last six years, we have received overwhelming support from government stakeholders, our donors, and our youth. The programme is rightly an amalgamation of ‘innovate, learn and grow’.”

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