Looking to Create a Positive Impact?

The Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Programme (CMGGA) is a unique collaboration between the Government of Haryana and Ashoka University to bring about societal changes on ground while providing considerable training and exposure to young professionals.

Early application deadline is: 31st May
Final application deadline is: 7th June

Looking to Create a Positive Impact?

The Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Programme (CMGGA) is a unique collaboration between the Government of Haryana and Ashoka University to bring about societal changes on ground while providing considerable training and exposure to young professionals.

Early application deadline is: 31st May
Final application deadline is: 7th June


About the Fellowship

The Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates is a one-year experiential learning programme offered by Ashoka University and Government of Haryana. 25 young individuals are placed across 22 districts of Haryana, for a year to bring about societal changes on ground while gaining considerable training and exposure.

Adopting a field-and-forum approach, the Associates work in the districts for seven weeks and then gather at Ashoka University for a week-long cross-learning forum to discuss challenges, synthesize learnings, and ideate to work more efficiently.


About the Fellowship

The Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates is a one-year experiential learning programme offered by Ashoka University and Government of Haryana. 25 young individuals are placed across 22 districts of Haryana, for a year to bring about societal changes on ground while gaining considerable training and exposure.

Adopting a field-and-forum approach, the Associates work in the districts for seven weeks and then gather at Ashoka University for a week-long cross-learning forum to discuss challenges, synthesize learnings, and ideate to work more efficiently.


What Will You Do?

The Associates will get an opportunity to work on-field in the assigned district for 1 year while receiving training, mentorship and support for professional development from government officers and the programme team at CMGGA. Here’s what an Associate will do:

  • Represent the Chief Minister’s Office and work closely with the Deputy Commissioner and other district officials.
  • Problem solve and ensure smooth implementation of the flagship government programmes.
  • Facilitate coordination and dialogue between various stakeholders of the district for inter-sectoral convergence.
  • Innovate tangible and sustainable solutions to address pertinent issues in the districts like curbing drug menace in Haryana and controlling air pollution levels in Gurugram.
  • Assess the ground situation of the various programs/schemes.
  • Conduct academic research on governance reforms in Haryana.
  • Prepare and share regular progress updates (monthly and weekly) with the Programme Team and the Chief Minister’s Office.
  • Document best practices and innovations in the districts.


What Will You Do?

The Associates will get an opportunity to work on-field in the assigned district for 1 year while receiving training, mentorship and support for professional development from government officers and the programme team at CMGGA. Here’s what an Associate will do:

  • Represent the Chief Minister’s Office and work closely with the Deputy Commissioner and other district officials.
  • Problem solve and ensure smooth implementation of the flagship government programmes.
  • Facilitate coordination and dialogue between various stakeholders of the district for inter-sectoral convergence.
  • Innovate tangible and sustainable solutions to address pertinent issues in the districts like curbing drug menace in Haryana and controlling air pollution levels in Gurugram.
  • Assess the ground situation of the various programs/schemes.
  • Conduct academic research on governance reforms in Haryana.
  • Prepare and share regular progress updates (monthly and weekly) with the Programme Team and the Chief Minister’s Office.
  • Document best practices and innovations in the districts.


Key Learnings as an Associate:

  • Work experience in public administration related to social welfare and economic development.
  • Work experience in stakeholder management through the implementation of government policies and schemes.
  • Access to and guidance from experienced and senior decision-makers.
  • In-depth knowledge of a relevant topic of their choice through research and dissertation writing.
  • Connection to a broad network of development institutions and actors.


Key Learnings as an Associate:

  • Work experience in public administration related to social welfare and economic development.
  • Work experience in stakeholder management through the implementation of government policies and schemes.
  • Access to and guidance from experienced and senior decision-makers.
  • In-depth knowledge of a relevant topic of their choice through research and dissertation writing.
  • Connection to a broad network of development institutions and actors.


What to Expect Once You Join the Fellowship? 

CMGGA will provide a platform for 25 young professionals to work on policy implementation, data analysis, and strengthen existing initiatives and make real-time impact by engaging with government stakeholders.

At the beginning of your tenure, as an Associate, you will attend a 10-day long induction. This will impart a nuanced understanding of policy, governance and legislative processes and equip you with both hard and soft skills required to enable you to perform well during your time in the Fellowship.

Refresher training on subjects related to policy, legislations and governance will also be organised throughout the year for your ongoing professional development. The cohort of 25 Associates will be instrumental in driving stories of change in Haryana, resulting in palpable and visible impact on ground.

Each Associate will receive a remuneration of Rs. 50,000/- per month, subject to taxes, including reimbursement of Rs. 5000/- which will be given for communication (monthly bills of postpaid connection of mobile and internet dongle) and office expenses (printing, stationary etc.). In addition, travel expenses for field visits undertaken in the district will be reimbursed.


What to Expect Once You Join the Fellowship?

CMGGA will provide a platform for 25 young professionals to work on policy implementation, data analysis, and strengthen existing initiatives and make real-time impact by engaging with government stakeholders.

At the beginning of your tenure, as an Associate, you will attend a 10-day long induction. This will impart a nuanced understanding of policy, governance and legislative processes and equip you with both hard and soft skills required to enable you to perform well during your time in the Fellowship.

Refresher training on subjects related to policy, legislations and governance will also be organised throughout the year for your ongoing professional development. The cohort of 25 Associates will be instrumental in driving stories of change in Haryana, resulting in palpable and visible impact on ground.

Each Associate will receive a remuneration of Rs. 50,000/- per month, subject to taxes, including reimbursement of Rs. 5000/- which will be given for communication (monthly bills of postpaid connection of mobile and internet dongle) and office expenses (printing, stationary etc.). In addition, travel expenses for field visits undertaken in the district will be reimbursed.


Required Education and Professional Experience

  • Completed post-graduation OR have at least 1 year of work experience after graduation.
  • Proficient in both Hindi and English, with the ability to read and write in both.
  • Not more than 28 years of age as on 15th July 2021.
  • Hold an Indian citizenship.

Please note:

  • Internships will not be counted as work experience.
  • Only full time fellowships- for eg. YIF or Gandhi fellowship can be considered as education/work experience.
  • You are also eligible if you have done an integrated Bachelors & Masters programme.


Required Education and Professional Experience

  • Completed post-graduation OR have at least 1 year of work experience after graduation.
  • Proficient in both Hindi and English, with the ability to read and write in both.
  • Not more than 28 years of age as on 15th July 2021.
  • Hold an Indian citizenship.

Please note:

  • Internships will not be counted as work experience.
  • Only full time fellowships- for eg. YIF or Gandhi fellowship can be considered as education/work experience.
  • You are also eligible if you have done an integrated Bachelors & Masters programme.


Qualities We Look For

  • Prior experience in the policy and development sector, policy analysis/research and formulation is preferred.
  • Previous experience in and knowledge of data analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Track record in taking initiatives and in successful leadership roles.
  • Willing to travel and stay anywhere in Haryana as per the need of the program.
  • Good analytical and writing skills are highly preferred.


Qualities We Look For

  • Prior experience in the policy and development sector, policy analysis/research and formulation is preferred.
  • Previous experience in and knowledge of data analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Track record in taking initiatives and in successful leadership roles.
  • Willing to travel and stay anywhere in Haryana as per the need of the program.
  • Good analytical and writing skills are highly preferred.


Preferred Competencies 

  • Program management skills including monitoring and evaluation skills, data analysis and supervisory experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with various stakeholders.
  • High-caliber interpersonal communication (documentation and presentation skills), advocacy and negotiation skills and the ability to work collaboratively with teams.
  • Ability to adapt to diverse educational and cultural contexts and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


Preferred Competencies 

  • Program management skills including monitoring and evaluation skills, data analysis and supervisory experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with various stakeholders.
  • High-caliber interpersonal communication (documentation and presentation skills), advocacy and negotiation skills and the ability to work collaboratively with teams.
  • Ability to adapt to diverse educational and cultural contexts and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


Selection Process

  • All applications will be online and go live on 21st May, 2021.
  • Application deadline: 7th June, 2021.
  • Group Discussion: 3rd week of June 2021.
  • Personal Interviews will be conducted in the 1st week of July 2021.
  • Final Results will be announced by the end of July 2021.

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Selection Process

  • All applications will be online and go live on 21st May, 2021.
  • Application deadline: 7th June, 2021.
  • Group Discussion: 3rd week of June 2021
  • Personal Interviews will be conducted in the 1st week of July 2021.
  • Final Results will be announced by the end of July 2021.

P.S. – In case you don’t hear from us, please check your spam folder.


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What LGT Impact Fellowship roles are open this year?

You can check out all the open Fellowship roles which LGT Venture Philanthropy’s and LGT Lightstone’s portfolio organizations are seeking talent for. The list of roles is dynamic so keep an eye for updates throughout March-April 2020. 

You may indicate a preference for one of the specific roles in your application, or you may submit a general application if you are interested in participating in the Fellowship program, if none of the published positions suit you. We will try our best to match you with any additional opportunities that may arise in the coming weeks.

Please find the open Fellowship roles here.