Santosh Kumar

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Placed at:   Garhwa, Jharkhand

Education: BA Major in Public Administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University and Masters in Public Administration from Magadh University

Prior work experience:

  • Santosh Kumar has worked with the village development committee at the panchayat level where his main focus areas were awareness and capacity building for local youth to increase livelihood opportunities. He also worked to promote girls’ education and empowerment of women at the panchayat level, and collaborated with various government and non-government organizations.

One key work during fellowship

  • Leakages in government schemes and multi layered application process cause delay in service delivery, large number of schemes incomplete and dissatisfaction amongst people

What was done:

  • Analysis of delivery chain
    Ensuring effective people’s participation
    Capacity building of government staff, PRIs and other Stakeholders
    Thematic training at block and field level
    Monitoring and Grievance redressal system introduced
    Developed file tracking system to expedite service delivery


  •  More responsive and accountable Administration
    Reduced time drastically between sanction and completion of the schemes.
    700 IAY and 1,200 MGNREGA wells completed in Year.