Phase 2: 59 candidates interviewed for CM Fellowship programme

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Sep 2017 10:31:17

Staff Reporter,


Sept 13,

The Chief Minister Good Governance Fellowship programme is an insightful programme strongly supported by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. The programme 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 programmes.

Accordingly, a total of 42 Fellows are to be selected in the year 2017, who shall be located in various offices including two Fellows at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat; 1 Fellow at the Office of the Chief Secretary; 12 Fellows to assist State Level Department HODs and 27 Fellows to assist District Collectors. In this direction, three phase interview process is underway. The first phase of interview was conducted on September 10 at New Delhi, which was participated by 82 candidates. The second phase of interview was conducted in Raipur on September 13, where 59 candidates participated.

The third phase of interview will be conducted in Bengaluru on September 17, where 64 candidates will be interviewed.
Accordingly, three interview panels have been set up for interviewing the aspiring candidates. The first panel consists of Ankit Anand IAS, Anbalagan P IAS, Prof Sumit Gupta IIM-Raipur and Prof H Beck TISS. The second panel consists of Mukesh Kumar Bansal IAS, Sangeeta P IAS, Prof Pradyumn Dash IIM-R and Prof Sita Prabhu TISS.
The third panel consists of Sanjay Shukla IFS, Siddharth Komal Pardeshi IAS, Prof M Kannadhasan IIM-R and Prof Archana Prashar.

The Chief Minister Good Governance Fellowship programme 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.
This programme is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. 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. Fellows shall be given opportunities for gaining professional experience and structured learning in rural development and poverty reduction with emphasis on developing analytical and problem solving capabilities.

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. The objective behind this initiative is to bring highly skilled and motivated Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on board to assist administrators and policy makers. This will provide impetus to development programs through transparent and accountable governance innovative ideas, use of technology, standardization of processes, convergence, resource mobilization, link line departments to work together for better delivery of programs and services, etc.