Jechonia Islary


Placed at:   Chirang, Assam

Education: BA in Economics from Gauhati University and MA in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Prior work experience:

  • Jechonia Islary has worked in the NGO sector in policy and planning roles. He also worked for two years with National Rural Health Mission, Assam as a district community mobilizer. He worked for three years prior to joining the fellowship.

Key work during fellowship


  • The work allocation to labourers was at the wish of the MGNREGA block functionaries. For Hazaribad village, development was not beyond IAY and pension.

What was done:

  • Build agreement among stakeholders for unemployment allowances payment. Coordinated the process.
  • Coordination between departments to ensure 261 IHHL under NBA & MGNREGA
  • Road connectivity under REWO, PMGSY & IAP
  • Electrification under RGGVY & IAP
  • Pipe drinking water under IAP in model village


  • Unemployment allowance payment process of MGNREGA workers has led to better work allocation to labours in all the 13 developmental blocks of the district.
    The convergence programme to make Hazaribad a model village has acted as successful model to be replicated to other villages.