Indian Administrative Fellowship (IAF) is an 18-month program for high achievers from diverse sectors to impact millions of lives by extending the reach and efficiency of large scale government programs under the guidance of visionary civil servants.
the program targets to provide a platform for professionals to partner with the administration for extensively strategizing and implementing current and envisaged programs for attaining sustained progress across state-level indicators.
The inaugural cohort will work with principal secretaries in the Government of Karnataka to solve problems of strategic importance.
bringing talented professionals and visionary civil servants to collaborate on high-impact government projects
access to training and mentorship by India’s most inspiring industry leaders & administrators
opportunity to move to the development sector by gaining context and experience
fellow’s onboarding | context setting on administrative conduct, program design & execution framework | department specific orientation | project planning
project execution with quarterly reviews w/steering committee | on-ground visits for a multifaceted understanding of the problem & implementable solutions | phase based development workshops & mentor sessions
consolidating project outcomes & learnings | strongly Integrating the program into the department | impact showcase across channels | transition
assessing the current administrative practices & policies), study domestic & international best practices and work towards designing & improving for resource efficiency metrics.
assessment & implementation of precision farming in agriculture using AI & geospatial technology.
administrative landscape assessment and governance redesign from a macro lens.
redesigning and implementing frameworks to make secondary & higher secondary education more aligned to the needs of the economy.
reviewing the current IT infrastructure and redesigning for optimization; considering the future landscape for robust cybersecurity and big-data integration.
assessment, redesign and implementation of robust post-harvest management including value chain development for horticulture commodities.
setting up a strong support ecosystem across all departments paving the way for outperforming on Karnataka’s SDG 2030 goals.
optimising organisational development of local rural bodies - process, service delivery and public grievances.
targeted implementation to enable access and metering of water connection with a sustained focus towards water conservation.
assessing & revitalising livelihood mission (NRLM) in the state.
gap identification in nutrition centric data accessibility and enabling real time data capture with deep tech integration.
planning & implementation of policies &programmes with a keen focus towards critical SDG goals alignment.
How many lives can we live in our single life? This was the question which made me take the role after exiting redBus. I wanted to experience the life of working for our country by being a part of the Government. I am glad I made that decision. Not only could I affect a permanent change that I could call mine, but also I could gain valuable insights and relations that are so helpful in my professional career later.
We cannot deal with our diverse and complex problems without focusing on fixing the basics and investing in public infrastructure. In the digital age, infrastructure no longer means just roads, bridges and highways but also digital platforms that create the conditions for innovation at scale.