National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)

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About National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)

  • Set up in 2014 by the Government of India as a premier think tank opened its door to bright young minds and launched its first internship programme.
  • It engages Indian students pursuing postgraduate degrees or in the final year of law and engineering graduate programmes or research scholars enrolled in recognized universities/ institutions within India or abroad, as interns.
  • The internship programme aims to provide young and brilliant minds to carry out research, critical study, documentation and dissemination of best practices to develop a national repository, and establish a platform for wider dissemination.
  • This will also provide opportunities for these young students to learn as well as contribute to public policy.
  • The Internship is for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 6 months duration.
  • Interns are to be paid Rs. ten thousand per month as an honorarium.
  • NCGG Internship Programme attracted huge interest and over 1,700 applications were received for the June 2023 batch.
  • From these applications, after scrutiny and interactions, 22 candidates have been selected based on their academic and extracurricular achievements and passion for public policy, governance, and related domains.
  • They represent a wide range of disciplines, including law, development studies, public health, economics, geography, political science, and more.
  • They have pursued their education at reputed institutions such as Harvard Law School, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Indian School of Public Policy, and National Law Universities, among others.
  • The NCGG Internship Programme is a short-term engagement that offers a unique blend of public policy-making and practical experiences.
  • One of the key objectives of the programme is to foster a collaborative environment where interns can work on innovative ideas and perspectives on policies in their respective domains.

Practice MCQ

Consider the following statements regarding National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)

1.      It is a government think tank in the field of policy research

2.      It conducts internship programmes

3.      NCGG Internship Programme is a long-term engagement

4.      There is no  provision for monetary benefits to NCGG Interns

How many of the above statements  is/are correct

(A)   Only one

(B)   Only two

(C)   Only three

(D)   All four

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Ans. B

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