.:: Prime Ministers Rural Development Fellows Scheme by Govt of India ::.
Union Minister of Rural Development Mr. Jairam Ramesh announced a scheme of PM's Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) for deploying young professionals in each of the IAP districts to assist the District Collector.

Number of Positions: The final number of PMRDFs to be posted in the IAP districts will be 180. The recruitment of PMRDFs will be done in two phases. In each phase, 90 candidates will be finally selected after the training programme. This will assist in ascertaining the efficacy of the placement of the batch.

  • Must be 21-30 years old
  • Must be a postgraduate in Social Science/ Science/ Management or a graduate in Law/ Engineering/ Medicine
  • Knowledge of Hindi and a local language used in an IAP district is desirable.
  • Work experience is preferred
Selection Process: Selection will be through an open advertisement process
(1) Candidates need not submit mark sheets and degree certificates.
(2) Candidates need not submit reference letters.
Only short listed candidates will be asked to send (1) and (2) before start of GD and PI. While short-listing if the committee needs additional information, persons listed as references will be called and talked to. Otherwise the information given in the application form and essays are good enough to short-list the candidates.
  • Fill the application and submit it online. The applicant will receive an acknowledgement of its receipt. All information asked for must be provided. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • Assessment of the applicant's intention to apply for the position will be based on the write up they submit with the application. The applicant will need to answer in 1000 words the following questions:
  1. How would the PM's fellowship scheme help you to contribute towards the development of areas affected by Left Wing Extremism? [Approx. 300 words]
  2. Identify one of the socio-economic problems of the areas affected by Left Wing Extremism and suggest some measures to solve it? [Approx. 400 words]
  3. How will this scheme help you in your future objectives? [Approx. 300 words]
The applicant can select a basic problem prevalent in the IAP district and offer solutions. The synoptic responses will also be used to ascertain the applicants ability to write crisply and precisely.
Indicate knowledge of local languages and district preferences.
Training & Placement
The selected candidates will go through a three-month intensive training course including a 4-week internship in the preferred district.

Duration of Posting:
The fellows will be appointed for a period of two years on a ?xed contract, extendable for one more year based on performance. The PMRDF will be offered an attractive compensation that would include HRA, health insurance and other support.

It is envisaged that the selection and training process and intensive development facilitation work at the village, block and district level as PMRDF will provide an exceptional growth potential.

PMRDF is an excellent opportunity for the committed young people to contribute to enhancing development and welfare of the people in rural and tribal areas of the country.

Place of Posting:
The Fellows will be posted in the DRDAs of the respective IAP Districts.
How to Apply: People wishing to apply need to submit an online application form. The Application form is available in http://pmrdfs.tiss.edu/apply-now.php

Last date for Submitting Applications: 11-12-2011.

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