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Legislative Research Fellowship first time in state

Shillong, Sept 14: The state government has collaborated with the Indian School of Business (ISB) to advance its efforts for research-driven policy formulation and implementation.

A first-of-its-kind programme, Meghalaya Legislative Research Fellowship (MLRF), has been introduced in synergy with Bharti Institute of Public Policy of ISB to facilitate support for research and data analysis for state legislators and empowering the Legislative Assembly.

The unique initiative in India envisaged by a state not only paves way for data-driven governance but also provides attractive career opportunities for the state’s youth to contribute to policy-making and practice.

The Meghalaya Institute of Governance, the nodal agency for MLRF, is recruiting 12 legislative fellows and two data fellows from the state for a period of minimum one-year. The fellows will be selected, trained, and mentored through a structured two-year programme by the Bharti Institute Public Policy.

This distinctive collaboration will also result in the formation of a Meghalaya Data Portal, a data repository for policy and governance needs, housing datasets specific to the State’s programmes, schemes, socio-economic demographics, Central funds, departmental data, among others.

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