Village Social Transformation Mission Chief Minister’s Rural Development Fellowship – 2016
Last date 25th December 2016
The eligibility criteria for selection as a Fellow shall be the following:
Age between 20-30 years at the time of application
Graduate from a recognized university/institute with a three/four-year degree course. Those with a degree from universities outside India that are recognized by Association of Indian Universities can also apply. Only those candidates who have completed all requirements and have received degree are eligible to apply
Physical fitness, certified by Government Medical Hospital due to the arduous nature of work involved
There will be two stages in the selection process.
In Stage 1, applicants will have to submit their resume and 3 essays along with a Google form. Those shortlisted will be invited to interview with a selection committee in Stage 2.
Scope of Work
The Rural Development Fellows will be responsible for overall execution of the Mission’s objectives in their respective villages. The major roles they will play are
Agents of Behavioural Change in villages
Information bearers of various schemes and development works
Facilitators between the corporate, government and villages
Conducting the baseline survey
Responsibilities will include:
Serving as a link between the district administration, NGOs and the Chief Minister’s Office
Working closely with the Gram Panchayat on village development plan and helping the district administration in local area planning
Conducting socio-economic analysis and scientifically ascertaining the needs of the people
Undertake action-research to discover more appropriate ways of program delivery by the district administration
Designing and implementing innovative projects
Providing feedback on rural development initiatives to the Working Groups and Governing Council
Comprehensive training will be provided to the Fellows to ensure that they can effectively carry out their tasks. The customized training program will enable each Fellow to build on their existing skill sets and transform themselves into high-caliber development practice professionals. Before the Fellows begin fieldwork, they will participate in an extensive orientation program run by TISS and IIT-CTARA that will enable them to lead grass root planning and intervention processes.Each Fellow will have a mentor who will guide them through the 12-months and support them in case of any challenges. Mentors will include academic practitioners, key government officials as well as corporate partners.
Rural Development Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 30,000/-