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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, 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 the duration of the programme.

During the duration of the programme, 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 six 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

Sep 30, 2022
From ‘Surviving’ to ‘Thriving’, A Short Note on Sonipat’s Handicrafts
Need for preserving traditional crafts, and how the District Administration has been a helping hand to Sonipat’s artisans
Apr 06, 2022
Health camps as an instrument to fight Anaemia!
Anaemia is a medical condition characterised by deficiency of red blood cells in the body. This leads to insufficient oxygen being transported across the body, which in turn can lead to various issues including fatigue, pale skin and light-headedness.
Jan 21, 2021
Find what works, not what’s Popular
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.

Durbeen is a young
perspective on working
with the government.