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Call for Applications: Documenting India’s History of Public Administration by MyGov: Submit by July 31

Applications are invited for Documenting India’s History of Public Administration by MyGov. The last date of application is 31 July.


The Government of India launched Mission Karmayogi on September 2nd, 2020. Also known as the National Program for Civil Services Capacity Building, it is a civil services reform initiative that aims to improve capacity building efforts across the Government. Under this, the Capacity Building Commission (CBC) will be publishing a report on the civil services in 2022 that will aim to take a deeper look at the health and performance of the Indian civil service.

In its 1st edition, the report will be accompanied by a primer on capacity building reforms that will trace the history of reforms related to capacity building in India and seek to understand the relevance of these capacity building reforms today, and how they can be improved and appropriately implemented to enable India’s civil service to take on the challenges of 21st century governance. This section will also seek to bring together insights on administration and governance from across India’s social and political history.


For applicants:

Applications are invited from citizens and all serving civil servants who are stationed in a state, district or local administration (i.e., zila panchayats, municipalities, etc). This includes:

  • All citizens
  • Civil Servants
    • All persons employed in the civil services of the Central, State or local government.
    • Civil servants at any level (Group A, B, or C)
  • Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS)

For submissions:

To be considered by the CBC, submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • The submissions must relate to the history of the district/region in which the applicant is stationed.
  • The submissions must be accompanied with an item of proof (this can include a photo, text, newspaper article, song, play or other historically or culturally significant artefact)

Participation Guidelines

Applications can be submitted through the application portal, which is accessible on this page. To make their submissions, applications will need to fill out an online application form. The participants should consider the following guidelines while making their submissions:

  • The submission can include any story of your public administration practiced in your region in ancient, medieval or modern India.
  • The submissions must draw upon an instance of public administration which has been discussed and/or implemented during that particular age, and should not be based on local myths.
  • Submission should include:
    • Descriptions of the social, economic, geographical or political context in which the particular administration method was implemented;
    • Description of the actual governance or public administration style and details of the period of history in which it was practiced, its leadership and geographical spread;
    • Account of the impact of the public administration method on the population of the region, along with any unintentional impacts
    • Any artefact or symbol from that era of public administration (this can be, but is not limited to, a photo, text, newspaper article, song, play or other historically or culturally significant artefacts​​)

Important dates

17th June 2022 to 31st July 2022.


Email: cbc-dopt[at]

Click here to view the official notification of Documenting India’s History of Public Administration by MyGov.

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