Programme Details

  • Fellows will be assigned to work with Ministers or Senior officials across various departments of Delhi government such as Education, Health, Water, Environment, Transport, Art & Culture etc.
  • Fellows will provide analytical support in the formulation of policies, implementation of projects and various governance initiatives.
  • Fellows are placed for a period between 6 months and 2 years, and compensated competitively with market rates.


Induction & Training: Selected fellows need to undergo a structured Induction programme over the first three weeks, consisting of two phases:

  1. Training (Two Weeks): Fellows are trained on government processes and functioning, leadership and conflict resolution effective re communication, project ownership, working with communities, monitoring and evaluation etc. through lectures and interactive sessions with senior officers/ministers of the Delhi government, and subject matter experts from academia and civil society.
  2. Field Immersion (One Week): Fellows spend focused time on the field, experiencing the day-today functioning of the departments they have been assigned to and forming their own impressions of the field-level challenges, and possible solutions. Afterwards, they will prepare a policy note summarizing their analysis of the governance context, challenges, and recommendations.

Apart from this, ongoing follow-up training sessions are offered during the course of the fellowship as well, by the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi – the nodal agency of the CMULF programme.

Fellowship Assignment: Each Fellow is assigned to one of the many departments of the government of NCT of Dehi at the time of appointment.

  • After joining, the fellows receive details on their Fellowship Assignment which include the key initiative(s) within the department that they will be contributing to, and specific details on roles and responsibilities.
  • Allocation of fellowship assignments depends upon both the needs of departments of GNCTD, and the skills and work experience that each of the Fellows bring.

Executive Coaching and Mentoring: In order to fine tune the skills of fellows in the areas of problem solving, organizational management and communication, people management and resourcefulness, the fellows are individually provided with executive coaching by experienced coaches and mentoring by public service experts.

The executive coaches and mentors will help the fellows to have a deeper understanding of the issues and streamline their efforts in the areas of the assigned project. This continuous support intends to hone the leadership skills and augment the morale of the fellows to serve the people in its truest sense.

Performance Appraisal:

  • Systematic appraisal of the performance of individual fellows will be made to enhance the outcomes.
  • The Reporting Managers and respective Ministers will provide regular guidance and support on the Fellowship Assignment and assess the immediate fellowship outcomes.
  • High-level reviews of each Fellowship Assignment will be taken by the Hon’ble Chief Minister or Deputy Chief Minister.
  • An annual performance appraisal will be conducted at the end of the first year of the Fellowship Programme and upon the satisfactory performance, the Fellows will be asked to continue into the second year of the Fellowship Programme.

Upon successful completion of two years of the Fellowship Programme, Fellows shall receive a certificate from GNCTD signed by the Hon’ble Chief Minister.


Providing a matchless exposure to the functioning of the government, the fellowship will prepare the young professionals to contribute to public service. It will enable them to access a plethora of opportunities in the policy and development sector as well as research and academic opportunities in their respective domains. CMULF will encourage the fellows to assume various public leadership roles.

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