Chief Minister Fellowship programme launched

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Dec 2017 10:48:48


Staff Reporter,


Asserting that Chhattisgarh is a start-up state, where there are massive opportunities of development, Chief Minister
Dr Raman Singh said Chhattisgarh had always given priority and encouragement to innovations.
Launching the Chief Minister Good Governance Fellowship programme at a small function held at his official residence, the Chief Minister said the Chief Minister Good Governance Fellowship programme is a stride ahead in this direction. He said the programme aims at resourcing highly qualified and dynamic young professionals for a period of two years to support the Chhattisgarh Government in implementation of its flagship citizen centric welfare programmes. In this direction a new innovation was done in the whole recruitment process of fellows and within a period of six months the fellows were selected and recruited.

The Chief Minister further added that the fellows are a part of his team which includes several dedicated and resourceful senior officials. He said Chhattisgarh is a peaceful state and urged the fellows to successfully achieve the objective of social upliftment, for which they have been hired and contribute towards making Chhattisgarh numero uno state in the country.

Present on the occasion were Additional Chief Secretary Ajay Singh, Electronics and IT Principal Secretary Aman Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary (Health) Subrat Sahoo, Secretary (IT) Sanjay Shukla, State Administrative Academy Director M K Tyagi, Sports and Youth Welfare Secretary R Prasanna, Food Secretary Richa Sharma, PHE Secretary Sahala Nigar, DPR Special Secretary Rajesh Sukummar Toppo, Special Secretary to Chief Minister Mukesh Bansal, CEO CHiPS Alex Paul Menon and COO CHiPS Pushpendra Meena.

Principal Secretary (IT) Aman Kumar Singh said this programme is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders.
The fellows will contribute meaningfully in governance and execution of high impact projects. The fellows would work in tandem with the government departments and support the design of innovative and self-sustainable solutions leading to enhanced socio-economic empowerment of the community.

The Government of Chhattisgarh would stand to gain from new and innovative ideas from the fellows which could be leveraged for policy design and decision making. He added that Chief Secretaries of several states have already enquired about the fine points of the project.