In order to make the administration responsive and to infuse new blood into its different wings LG Manoj Sinha recently rolled out a scholarship scheme for the interested graduates from engineering and management as they would be selected on scholarship to help the administration on the ground.
The objective of the programme is to provide an institutional platform for research related to enhancing delivery of Government Programmes for the graduates from Premier Institutes like IIT Jammu, IIM Jammu, NIT Srinagar, and other institutes who wish to pursue a career in development sector and have an attitude of “giving back” to the society.
Under the programme, every year 10 scholars/graduates from IIT Jammu, IIM Jammu, NIT Srinagar, and other National Institutes shall be selected, who would have requisite work experience and have qualified GATE, MAT, NET examinations.
Initially, the tenure of fellowship will be for 2 years, which shall be further extendable by 3 years. The rate of fellowship shall be Rs. 60,000/- per month. The field travel and other incidentals will be reimbursed as per the adopted policy.
The Programme shall be monitored by the three-member committee consisting of the Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor, and Director, IIT Jammu. The deliverables and accountability of the projects shall be clearly defined and evolved. The committee shall identify specific departmental projects and delivery targets for each specified area for the scholars under the scheme.