FAQS

Chief Minister’s Good Governance Fellowship Program is a 2 year program for managerial professionals to execute projects in government domain and gain experience to advance as managers of excellence.

A total of 42 fellows are to be selected in year 2017.

  • 2 Fellows to assist Office of the Honorable Chief Minister
  • 1 Fellow to assist Office of the Chief Secretary
  • 12 Fellows to assist State Level Department HODs
  • 27 Fellows to assist District Collectors

All applicants who are not more than 35 years of age (as of 31st March, 2017) are eligible to apply. There is no minimum age barrier.

The eligibility criteria published on www.cmggfcg.in is mandatory requirement for this program.

The eligibility criteria published on www.cmggfcg.in is set after a lot of deliberation and is a mandatory criteria.

As per our eligibility criteria, you must have completed your undergraduate degree and have five year of full- time work experience OR have a postgraduate degree or diploma in any discipline and have three year of full- time work experience.

Decision regarding joining date will be taken by the selection committee at the time of the PI.

Thank you for your interest in the CMGGF Programme. With permission from your concerned department you can apply for the Fellowship. However the Fellowships is a different employment engagament hence will not be treated as a deputation or study leave.

Preference will be given to use your sectoral experience. However if fitment allows then you may be absorbed in other sectors or at district headquarters.

Decision regarding joining date will be taken by the Interview Committee. However a notice period of 3 months will definitely be an issue.

This is a two year contractual fellowship program. This office will not place you after completion of the fellowship. However, after completion of this fellowship one can get lot of opportunities opened in public policy sectors and in concultancy services. Reputes Management Schools in India and abroad give high preference to candidates with experience in public policy.

The travel requiremnts would be based on the demands of the work schedule of the Fellows. We do not expect too much of travel. You will get about 18 CLs apart from state holidays.

Case study will be of two kinds. One specific to domain selected by the candidate and one general such that a candidate can be placed in programs where no specific domain is required. However, ICT and Project Management are highly desirable skills.

CHiPS definitely has such a vision and a special section delaing with startups. This program does not directly link with that entity. However suggestions / ideas can be incubated if they are found promising.

The essay will not be descriptive, so you will get the topic during the exam itself.

Detailed sector wise role will be given at the time of joining. We need capabilities of program management including knowledge of tools such as MS Project on all positions and not just for IT sector.

Yes you can take the online exam from outside India. For PI, you will have to be present at the interview destination chosen by you when asked.

Yes the Post graduate diplomas from reputed institutes like IIM will be treated equivalent to a PG Degree.

This is a open for all fellowship program.

Thanks for your interest in CMGGF Program. The eligibility criteria published on www.cmggfcg.in is set after a lot of deliberation so this canot be altered. Your work experience can be that of a proprietorship as well but verifiable.

This is a full-time paid opportunity and Fellows are required to discharge their duties from Monday to Saturday and also be present at the knowledge forums and seminars that will be conducted.

The program is a full time engagement. You are not permitted to engage in any other employment/ business while you are engaged with CMGGF Program. Being a cofounder does not impact our eligibility criteria.

The CMGGF program is a full-time opportunity. Fellows are not allowed to work on any other assignment during their fellowship under CMGGF program.

Selected Fellows will be deputed to various departments including CM and CS office and all districts of Chhattisgarh.

The placement of the Fellows will be decided by the Interview Committee only.

The culmination of the Fellowship does not entail any academic degree. You will get a certificate.

There is no specific syllabus. You wil be tested on logical reasoning, essay writting , personality index and leadership situation analysis capability.Other than Essay Writing, these will be Multiple Choice Questions.

The opportunity for decision making would depend on the development framework of the concerned State Department/District Administration.

The entrance test does not intend to test the technical knowledge. This is why a work experience is required.

The candidate's relevant work experience, educational background and performance during recruitment process will decide the compensation.

Relevant work experience is prefered for specific departmental postings. The 12 departments are Finance and Planning, Agriculture, Works, Housing & Environment, Industries, Electronics & Information Technology, Energy, Forest, Social Development, Urban Administration, Education and Health.

Interested candidates can submit their interest to participate in this program by submitting an online application through https://www.myamcat.com/web/public/chips/registration.html

Yes you can apply again but please fill in all choices in one form only. We will select the last submitted form.

The selection process will constitute of three rounds..Written Test, Case Study and Finally Personal Interview.

You may be placed at any of the 27 District Headquarters.

This a contractual engagement of two years only.

Shortlisted candidates will receive the case study online on their email ids.

Yes you can appear for the test from home or from a front camera mobile. You should have a stable Internet connection and a working webcam. The exam will be autoproctored meaning that it will take intermittent images of you. This is why a computer is preferred. Also you will not be allowed to move away from your net session.

In addition to a professional command over English, Fellows must be able to read, write and understand Hindi well enough to work with academic texts and government notices as well as to talk to all stakeholders/officials in a professional capacity.

Workable efficiency in Hindi is mandatory.

Essay writing can be on any topic assigned randomly by the system. However it will be a topic of general interest.

CM Fellow are responsible for finding and paying their own housing for the duration of their placement. At Districts headquarters, the District Administration shall help the fellows to find suitable options.

Housing facility will not be provided to the fellows. This will be included in the total package. There will be enough people to help you on how and where to move if posted in districts.

All communications regarding the fellowship program shall be directed to the e-mails provided by candidates in the application form. Candidates are required to check the email regularly for updates.

Fellows shall have firsthand experience of working with the Government officers at higher echelons of policy making at state and District level.

TISS Mumbai and IIM Raipur shall run a capacity building program in Development and Management Practice as a part of the fellowship program.

Fellows will get a stipend of Rs. 1,50,000 – 2,50,000 per month based on their previous experience and deputation location.

Induction training program shall be held for 2 weeks at the start of the program. Two mid-term training programs shall be held at the end of 6 months and 18 months respectively. It is mandatory for the fellows to attend the training program.

Fellows shall also require to follow the online training modules as and when placed.

CM Fellows shall be provided with a Laptop that has to be used for official work. The reporting officer will make available space in a suitable office of the district to the Fellow and ensure logistics support like printing, internet connectivity provided free of cost.

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