A strategic collaboration between the Government of Haryana, Ashoka University and Samagra to promote
In the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates (CMGGA) program, we collaborate with the Government of Haryana and Ashoka University to promote good governance in Haryana. CMGGAs are young professionals posted in all 22 districts to support district administration. Our programme team links the CMGGAs to the CM’s office. It ensures effective implementation and monitoring of flagship schemes of the Haryana government, introduction of structural reforms in departments to improve efficiency, strengthen public service delivery and conceptualisation and implementation of innovative pilots.
CMGGA is operational in all 22 districts of Haryana. The program has 24 Associates working on 6-8 flagship schemes, 10-12 process re-engineering mandates and establishing proof-of-concept for over 50 innovative ideas.
With the mandate from the Chief Minister’s Office, the programme team diagnoses the reasons behind the sub-optimal performance of specific schemes. To do this, the programme team visit 2-3 sample districts and interact extensively with all relevant stakeholders. The programme team then designs a structured solution, whose implementation is then led by CMGGAs in all districts. The programme team and CMGGAs have regular brainstorming, maneuvering and course correction for better implementation.
Parallely, smaller groups of 2-3 CMGGAs undertake and in-depth diagnosis of a policy/process and recommend re-engineering or modification. Once accepted, these changes are implemented across all districts by CMGGAs.
The programme team also supports CMGGAs to define and prepare Detailed Project Reports for their pilot projects. After due approvals from relevant authorities, the team regularly facilitates the elimination of barriers to implementation, followed by asssitance to prepare a framework for state-wide launch of the pilots. The team engages closely with the leadership of relevant departments for ownership and assistance with approvals and finances (if applicable).
Watertight reviews ensure robust delivery of all initiatives. These reviews take the form of daily progress phone calls, monthly video conferencing with all Deputy Commissioners and quarterly review meetings at the divisional level.
CMGGAs have spearheaded the implementation of multiple initiatives such as setting up help desks at mini-secretariats to assist citizens, field visits and strengthened district level reviews for the implementation of Open Defecation Free campaign, diagnosis and implementation of enablers to increase viability of Common Service Centres/Village Level Entrepreneurs in 5000 villages, driving the digital payment movement in all districts resulting in Sonipat getting PM Awards 2018 , diagnosing and facilitating better implementation -Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon scheme through field visits and district level reviews and diagnosing & implementing of an online application and tracking system for loan disbursements through department of SCs and BCs to reduce leakages.
Other flagship initiatives nearing completion include streamlining the delivery of 330 G2C services through single online platform and 78 Saral Kendras, improving review and monitoring & implementation of PCPNDT, MTP and POCSO Acts under Beti Bachao & Beti Padhao; mission mode implementation of Stray Cattle Free campaign to reduce damage to crops and accidents on roads and auctioning of condemned school furniture.