Govt seeks interns from IIMs to help it in COVID-19-related work
In a communique, the personnel ministry asked these institutes to provide MBA interns to support the empowered groups in data analysis and evidence-based policy inputs.
The government of India has constituted 11 empowered groups for ensuring a comprehensive and integrated response to the coronavirus pandemic."It has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that interns may be provided for a period of eight weeks from the date of joining to the said empowered groups," the communique said.
The empowered groups will assign tasks and get outputs as required by the group from the interns, who will be working remotely on the work assigned to them, communique said.The satisfactory completion of the internship shall be confirmed by the relevant empowered group or department concerned to which the interns are attached, the ministry said.
On receiving confirmation from the empowered groups, the interns will be issued certificates by the secretary of the department of personnel and training, it added."No stipend will be paid to the interns during their assignments," the ministry said.The request seeking interns has been sent to the 20 IIMs, including those in Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Shillong, Ranchi, Raipur and Bodh Gaya.
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