Placed at: Sundergarh, Odisha
Education: BA (Honours) Chinese, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and MA Social, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Prior work experience:
Laxmidhar Singh has worked with the Department of Rural Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh as a programme manager in charge of MGNREGA grievances. His tasks included regular monitoring of grievances through the toll free number and the web and ensure timely quality redressal.
One key work during fellowship
To effectively capture job demand of people and institutionalize the “Rozgar Divas” concept which was lacking in the entire country.
What was done:
- Along with other flagship schemes, in Sundargarh district I was involved in MGNREGA and coordinated “Kaam Mango Abhiyan” piloting under MGNREGA among 6 districts in the country.I coordinated with CSOs, line departments, block, district and state level officials to make it successful. I designed, implemented and monitored the entire campaign with guidance from DC.
- As a result my district stood among best piloting districts with more than 40% demand capture of previous year during the campaign. It got appreciation from MoRD.