Pankaj Jiwrajka

185 Pankaj Jiwrajka

Placed at:   Saraikela, Jharkhand

Education: B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, NIT Durgapur & Masters in Public Policy, Jindal School of Government & Public Policy, O.P.Jindal Global University Sonepat, Haryana

Prior work experience:

  • Worked for three years as Engineer at Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, Haldia, W.B. Internship of 5 weeks at Essar Refinery, Jamnagar, Gujrat as part of B.Tech course & 10 weeks at Centre for Budget & Policy Studies(CBPS), Bangalore as part of Masters degree. Worked on a Unicef funded project on Child Budget at CBPS which resulted in a publication by the organization.

One key work during fellowship

  • Few areas of Kuchai Block were considered as core naxal affected areas with no significant development work.

What was done:

  • A development plan called “Sonaghati Development Plan” was prepared for 5 panchayats of Kuchai block, Seraikela-Kharsawan district in consultation with villagers, PRI members and government officials to provide basic amenities and strengthen public service delivery mechanism in those areas.


  • Regular field visits and monitoring at various levels have resulted in significant numbers of changes on ground and enhanced trust of villagers in administration. Governance deficit has reduced with posting of various government officials on vacant post especially in schools, anganwadi, health sub-centre, PDS shop, etc. New development activities especially related to agriculture, animal husbandry, self employment training etc have been started to boost livelihood prospects and major infrastructural projects have received approval and construction work started in many areas.