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DDC Office: Apply for the Aspirational Block Fellowship in Jammu and Kashmir

Apply for the Aspirational Block Fellowship in Jammu and Kashmir

Empowering Development: Aspirational Block Program Opportunity in Jammu and Kashmir


Office of the District Development Commissioner, Kulgam

In a bid to catalyze grassroots development, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir invites applications for the position of Aspirational Block Fellow. This initiative, outlined in Advertisement Notice No: 489 DDCK of 2023, aims to bridge the gap between local communities and administrative bodies.

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Compensation and Application Process

Successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend of Rs.55,000 as a token of appreciation for their dedication to the Aspirational Block Program. To apply, completed applications must reach the Office of Chief Planning Office, Kulgam, by 4:00 PM on January 5, 2024. Alternatively, applications can be emailed to [email protected].

Selection Criteria

The selection process involves a weightage to academic merit and a viva voice assessment. Academic merit, based on post-graduation qualifications, carries 30 points, while the viva voice contributes 20 points. Shortlisted candidates will undergo a viva voice interview in a 15:1 ratio after the initial scrutiny.

Tenure and Role of Aspirational Block Fellows

The tenure of the Aspirational Block Fellow is initially one year, with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance. Fellows will serve as a crucial link between Block-level officials and NITI Aayog, with responsibilities including:

– Assisting in the implementation of the Aspirational Block Program.
– Conducting field visits to address challenges and collect insights.
– Collaborating with officials to design and execute development strategies.
– Analyzing data and providing evidence-based recommendations.
– Organizing workshops and awareness campaigns.

Conditions and Responsibilities

Applicants should note the contract nature of the position, with no right to claim continuance or regularization. The District Development Commissioner holds the authority to cancel the notification or deployment if against program guidelines. Engaged persons must reside in the respective Block Area and are responsible for timely reporting and documentation.


This initiative presents a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about grassroots development to contribute to the progress of Aspirational Blocks in Jammu and Kashmir. By fostering collaboration between local administrations and communities, the Aspirational Block Program strives to create impactful, sustainable change at the grassroots level. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications promptly for consideration.

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