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What is Chief Minister’s Good Governance
Associates Programme ?

The CMGGA Programme is a strategic collaboration between the Government of Haryana and Ashoka University to improve governance in the state and driving a mass impact on ground. Running since 2016, the programme provides a platform to 25 young individuals each year, to work closely with the Chief Minister's Office for bringing transparency, accountability and efficiency in public service delivery in the state. The CMGGAs are recruited through a competitive process with the selection ratio of -1:100. The associates are trained and oriented about government functioning and structure through a 15 day boot camp at Ashoka University and are then posted across 22 districts to work in tandem with the district administration for a period of one year.

During this one year, CMGGAs ensure streamlined implementation of the state government’s flagship programmes in the field of education, women’s safety, health and sanitation, higher education and e-governance. CMGGAs drive convergence between various government stakeholders and departments within the administration to re-engineer processes and de-bottleneck implementation challenges. CMGGAs also work on an innovative pilot project for addressing an issue pertinent to their district. If a pilot project is found successful, it gets scaled up at the state level.

The four batches of CMGGAs have been instrumental in driving stories of change in Haryana, resulting in palpable and visible impact on ground.

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Explore more about our programme in our Blog

Jan 21, 2021
Find what works, not
When I decided to move back to India for the CMGGA fellowship, my friends back in France were skeptical of my move to work with such a challenging and complex administration.
Jan 21, 2021
NEP: Coming full cir
Reflections from the ground on navigating through the implementation of the New Education Policy
Jan 21, 2021
The forgotten Princi
My take on the lack of alignment between policy and implementation and what could be the possible way out of it.

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