Request for applications to MSHARP closed on June 10, 2019 at 00.00 hours.
The short-listed candidates who have been informed by email and SMS, may please click here for sample questions on Written Test and Group Discussion.

Gram Panchayat Development Plan

The 73rd Amendment in our Constitution mandates a crucial role for our Gram Panchayats (GP) with regard to local area planning which is an indispensable pre- condition to function as an “institution of local governance” and policy formulation at the grass root.

Gram Panchayats have a significant role to play in the effective and efficient implementation of flagship schemes for the transformation of rural India.

Towards this end, Gram Panchayats have been mandated for the preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) for economic development and social justice utilising the resources available to them.

The GPDP planning has to be a comprehensive, participatory process which involves the full convergence with Schemes of all related Central Ministries / Line Departments related to 29 subjects enlisted in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution.

Yet a large number of GPs are yet to prepare a quality GPDP due to various reasons.

 The Goal of NIRD&PR’s Action Research Project enabling GPDP

The goal of the Action Research Project of the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRD&PR) is to facilitate the creation of replicable models of overall development in selected GPs under the 100 Plus Cluster Programme. This is to be achieved in a sustainable manner by strengthening their institutional capacities and handholding them to prepare a quality GPDP.

Mission Samriddhi’s Holistic Action Research Project (MSHARP)

Mission Samriddhi, a social impact organisation involved in rural transformation, is supporting NIRD&PR’s Action Research project to help create such beacon GPDPs in 10 clusters across Assam, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra.

Request for applications to MSHARP closed on June 10, 2019 at 00.00 hours.
The short-listed candidates who have been informed by email and SMS, may please click here for sample questions on Written Test and Group Discussion.

Young Fellows

Locations: Assam / Chattisgarh / Maharashtra

If you’d like to actually enable the improvement of local governance and participatory planning in rural India here’s an opportunity like no other. This is a unique project designed with the deep knowledge of NIRDPR and strengthened by the agile processes of a corporate through Mission Samriddhi. As a Young Fellow (YF), you will contribute in strengthening the Gram Panchayats by living and working closely with communities in remote rural areas, guided by a seasoned Programme Coordinator through your 3 year journey.

Programme Coordinator

Location: Chattisgarh & Maharashtra

You will help manage the project in the select GPs of Chattisgarh and Maharashtra coordinating with state agencies and providing support to the Young Fellows in the project’s mission to enable GPDP in the assigned clusters.

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