A strategic collaboration between the Government of Haryana, Ashoka University and Samagra to promote

Good Governance

  • In the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates (CMGGA) program, we are collaborating with the Government of Haryana and Ashoka University to promote good governance in Haryana. Our programme management team forms the link between the CMGGAs (Young professionals posted in all 22 districts to support district administration) and the CM’s Office to ensure better implementation and monitoring of flagship schemes of the Government of Haryana, introduction of structural reforms in departments to improve efficiency, strengthen public service delivery and conceptualization and implementation of various innovative pilots to create positive impact.

    All 22 districts in Haryana with 24 associates working on 6-8 flagship schemes, 10-12 process re-engineering mandates and establishing a proof of concept for over 50 innovative ideas.

  • Given the mandate from the Chief Minister’s Office, the program team conducts diagnostics behind sub-optimal performance of a particular scheme which involves visiting 2-3 samples districts and extensive stakeholder interaction. A structured solution is then aligned and implemented by CMGGAs in all districts with regular brainstorming, maneuvering and course correction for better implementation of the said schemes. In parallel, a smaller group of 2-3 associates undertaken an in-depth diagnosis of policy/process and suggest re-engineering or modifications. Once accepted, it is implemented across districts by the good-governance associates.

    The team also helps all CMGGA define and prepare DPRs for their pilot projects. After due approvals from the district administration, we regularly de-bottleneck the pilot implementation followed by assistance in preparing a framework for state-wide launch of the pilots. We keep the top leadership of the concerned department closely involved for ownership and assistance with approvals and finances if applicable. Watertight review and monitoring in the form of daily progress phone calls, monthly video conferencing with all Deputy Commissioners and quarterly review meetings at the divisional level  ensure robust delivery of all our initiatives.

  • CMGGA have spearheaded the implementation of multiple initiatives such as setting-up of help-desks at mini-secretariats for citizens’ convenience, active support in open defecation free campaign through field visits and improved district level review and monitoring,  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.