The Chief Minister Good Governance Fellowship program is an insightful program strongly supported by the Honorable Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
The program aims at resourcing highly qualified and dynamic young professionals for a period of two years to support the Government of Chhattisgarh in implementation of its flagship citizen centric welfare programs. This program offers a unique opportunity to the selected fellows to work closely with the Government and deliver impact on the ground by leveraging data and technology. They will work as experts and consultants in the departments of Government of Chhattisgarh, especially in those departments that implement key government projects such as Social Development, Electronics and Information Technology, and Works among others. The Department of Information Technology and CHiPS will provide implementation support to the working group.
CHiPS will be the nodal agency for implementing the program under the guidance of the Steering Committee.
|Last Date For Registrations||13th August, 2017|
|Online Test||20th August, 2017|
|Case Study sent via email to Selected candidates||22nd August, 2017|
|Deadline for Case Study Submission||25th August, 2017|
|Qualified Candidates notified for Personal Interview (PI)||2nd September, 2017|
|Acknowledgement for PI round by candidates||4th September, 2017|
|PI Round||9-17TH September, 2017|
|Release of Offer Letter to Selected Candidates||20th September, 2017|
|Acceptance of Offer letter by Selected Candidates||23rd September, 2017|
O.P. Chaudhary, the first IAS officer from Chhattisgarh, is widely renowned for his path-breaking and non-traditional initiatives especially during his stint as Collector in the challenging district of Dantewada. He has changed the face of Dantewada from an underdeveloped district into a progressive and vibrant one and has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Excellence (2011-12) in Public Administration for his educational initiatives in Dantewada by Government of India. He has been working in various challenging capacities like SDM in Durg District as CEO Zila Panchayat in Janjgir & Surguja districts as Municipal commissioner in Capital city Raipur, as Director Public Relations and as Collectors in Dantewada, Janjgir and Raipur districts. Presently he is working as Collector of Raipur district.
My experience of working as a Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow in Chhattisgarh was extremely fruitful and unmatched especially because the administration – right from the State to the District and Block level was willing to try new ideas and was completely amenable to change. Over the period of three years, I was assigned challenging tasks and projects that novices are rarely assigned in traditional organizations. Thus, it was an ideal opportunity to hone my leadership skills on the one hand and broaden my horizons on the other. I believe the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Fellowship in Chhattisgarh will be a career changing opportunity for young professionals to gain first-hand experience of the administration, identify and solve the most pertinent problems, and contribute in improving the lives of millions of citizens of the state.
I have worked as a Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow (PMRDF) in one of India's most backward districts, Sukma, Chhattisgarh. Sukma falls in a region which is of immense strategic significance. The PMRDF experience gave me an opportunity to understand the nuances, challenges and complexities associated with delivering change in a difficult area. Through my work in the sector of Public Health and Forest-based Livelihoods, I was also able to make a positive difference to hundreds of people in the region. The opportunity to undertake a Fellowship with the Government of Chhattisgarh, will offer a critical learning experience for the Fellows. I would strongly recommend young professionals to apply for the Fellowship and contribute to the mission of good governance.
I worked as a PMRDF in Narayanpur district from 2012 to 2015. In these three years, we increased the reach of the flagship government schemes to entire Narayanpur block and in many areas of Orchha. Based on these efforts almost the entire district has now been covered by MGNREGS, Rural Housing, National Rural Livelihood Mission and other flagship schemes. It also gives me immense satisfaction to share that during this period our hard work on improving the delivery of the MGNREGS paid off and the district received Overall Performance Award under MGNREGS for 2013-14. During my time as a PMRDF, I closely worked with 3 CEOs and 3 District Collectors and with district level officers of all the departments. It was an immense learning opportunity where I got exposed to various aspects of governance and on ground implementation. This time and experience has prepared me for my current and future endeavours in the development sector. It is my sincere belief that CMGGF can open similar doors for young professionals who are interested in delivering impact and being a part of this journey towards transforming Chhattisgarh.
I worked as a PMRDF in Sukma, Chhattisgarh. The experience gave me the opportunity to engage with multiple stakeholders and gain practical insights on how to strengthen the last mile delivery of government schemes. It equipped me with the required tool-kit for handling the challenges in diverse areas across the development sector. I primarily focused on the Health and Nutrition sector during this period and the highlight of my fellowship was the establishment of the Livelihood College in Sukma. I would like to state that it is extremely satisfying to work towards the empowerment of the most vulnerable population by understanding their problems and developing solutions for the same. At the end of the day, the fact that I made a small but meaningful contribution to the happiness & joy on their faces is a great feeling. The CMGGF offers the Fellows the chance to explore a life changing experience and one that would be meaningful and fulfilling.