The Project Planning & Implementation Division is a brainchild of its current Chairperson- Mr. Adil Zainulbhai and Secretary General- Dr. Ravi P Singh. They recognized that there were ample opportunities within the government where youth had a lot to contribute whereas the government had a lot of information and data yet the analysis and measurement required a committed workforce which can be utilized for implementation of various schemes under the overall guidance of the Department/Ministry. While the government could not possibly recruit such workforce for short term, a provision needed to be created in semi government organizations like Quality Council of India which can fill this long recognized void. Hence, they embarked on setting up a team of young professionals who could help the government from outside on key issues and provide support wherever required. This was the primary motivation for the creation of the Project Planning & Implementation Division in QCI.
Since then, the Project Planning & Implementation Division has evolved as a unit which works closely within the organization drawing up expertise from the Boards, yet the on ground implementation projects are managed by this team at the backend. Young professionals within this group work with various ministries and departments on strategy and monitoring projects. While the Project Planning & Implementation Division began back in June 2015, it received its first project in September 2015 which involved working with senior bureaucrats in 20 Central Ministries to improve quality of public services by analyzing citizens’ grievances.
This initiative has been hugely successful and this model has gained wide acceptance across ministries and departments and has helped many initiatives within the government.