150 youths, out of which 60 will be fellows and 90 associate fellows ,aged between 21-35 years are provided and exclusive opportunity by the Delhi Assembly to work under it. They will be engaged under a New Delhi Assembly cell.
The centre will be named Delhi Assembly Research Centre (DARC). It will be initially engaging the fellows for 1 year.
However, the General Purposes Committee(GPC) has already given its approval to the proposal, which had come from the MLAs last year.
The objective of the centre will be to “study the best practices in various fields in other legislatures and governments within as well as outside India”.
It is expected that this initiative will enable youth to get an insight of the governance and policy making.
Further, the fellows will be assigned constituency related works, house-committees related works and will be provided opportunity to help the Assembly Secretariat in legislation. They are expected to be assigned works from various government departments.
The fellows will be asked to do comparative studies of the policies and existing laws in other states and countries and publish resource inputs for the use of legislators and various departments.
Moreover, The Delhi government, under its banner, already has a Chief Minister’s Urban Leadership fellows programme.
Along the lines of the LAMP (Legislative Assistant to Members of parliament) fellowship programme, which allows young people to assist MPs.
The DARC (Delhi Assembly Research Centre) fellows will be assigned to work with Delhi MLAs and Delhi Secretariat .
While the fellows will be paid Rs. 1 lakh per month and the interns will be paid Rs. 60,000.
More information regarding the initiative will be available in the coming time. As of now, only a very few news agency has published the initial report.
Youths are definitely waiting for such an exclusive opportunity.
As,Many youth could be heard and seen, praising the initiative.