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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Chief Ministers Good Governance Associates (CMGGA) programme

Applications for the third year of the CMGGA Programme, open now!

The CMGGA programme is a strategic collaboration between the Government of Haryana and Ashoka University to train and facilitate the most promising and passionate young men and women of the country to work with the state machinery and tackle some of the complexities that face the country today.

Run under the aegis of the Hon. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the programme combines youth and academia to create momentum and intellectual feedback from the ground level at the CM’s office. Designed as an experiential programme, CMGGA recruits young men and women to work with the district administrations in Haryana as representatives of the Chief Minister of the state.

The project is being delivered in partnership with Ashoka University, India’s leading liberal arts and sciences university. According to Vineet Gupta (founder and trustee of Ashoka University), the CMGGA programme is an opportunity for young students to experience public life with the chance to work with the Government and create maximum impact in their one year.

After two successful years of the programme, applications are now open for the third cohort of The Chief Minister's Good Governance Associates programme and following are some of the key information about this year’s application procedure.

Important Dates

Round 1 Applications Deadline: 7th April 2018

Round 2 Applications Deadline: 15th April 2018

Commencement of the Programme: 16th July 2018

(Applicants will be shortlisted on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the sooner you hear from us.)

Eligibility Criteria

-       Applicant should not be older than exactly 28 years of age on 15th July 2018 (that is, you should be born on and after 15th July, 1990) in order to be eligible for the programme.

-       Applicant should be an Indian Citizen to qualify for the Programme.

-       Applicant should be fluent in English and Hindi.

-       Applicant should have completed her/his undergraduate degree along with at least one year of full-time work experience after graduation OR applicant should have completed a postgraduate degree or diploma in any discipline by June 2018.

Selection Process

There will be a three-stage selection process as follows:

-       Review of online application form

-       Telephonic Interview

-       Group Discussions and Personal Interviews

How to Apply

The application to be selected for the Chief Minister's Good Governance Associates programme is a completely online process and there are no paper forms to complete. There is no fee for the application.

To apply, visit and register using a valid email ID. A password would be sent to this ID, which you can use to log in. After successful login, you will be able to access the application form. Apart from the sections about Personal Details, Educational and Professional Qualifications, this year, the application also requires a written and a video essay. One can save their application at various stages and submit whenever are ready.

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Duration and Location

The duration of the program will include a 2-week orientation period, followed by a further period of one year. The Associates will be placed in district headquarters and state headquarters of Haryana.


Associates receive a stipend of Rs. 50,000 per month, including Rs. 5,000 for communications and office expenses such telephone, internet, printing, stationery, etc. Applicable taxes will be deducted at source from this amount. In addition to the monthly stipend, travel costs will be reimbursed to a maximum of Rs. 30,000 per month. Accommodation in the assigned district and in Ashoka University during all training periods will be provided to all Associates.

Modus Operandi

After a two-week intensive training period, the Associates are posted in each of the 22 districts of Haryana for a 12-month period, where they work on statewide project modules as a cohort as well as smaller district-level projects. The Associates interact regularly with the Chief Minister, directly presenting to him their work and recommendations for impact across different Government schemes and departments, and drive impact at the highest and lowest levels of the Government.


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