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NITI Aayog shortlists States for transformative change in health & education

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NITI Aayog has shortlisted five states under ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ (SATH) program for developing role model states in health and education.

  • For Health Sector, the shortlisted states are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Karnataka and Gujarat.
  • For Education Sector, the shortlisted states are Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Above mentioned five States in each sector have been shortlisted as run up to the final selection of three.

About Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital (SATH) program:

Objective of this program is to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health systems.

  • NITI Aayog along with McKinsey & Company and IPE Global consortium will work in close collaboration with administrative machinery and institutions in the three selected states to accomplish the end objectives.
  • Three model states will be selected on basis of three-stage process comprising expression of interest, presentations by the states and assessment of commitment to reforms.
  • The states intending to be a part of this program submitted their project proposal to a Committee headed by Member of NITI Aayog, Bibek Debroy. The committee comprises CEO, Amitabh Kant as well as representatives from Health and Education ministry.
  • In both sectors, the States have to commit to a time-bound focus, governance reforms and delivery of outcomes for final selection for the partnership.
  • After final selection of the States, a Program Management Unit to push for efficiency and efficacy in governance structures and service delivery will be available at the State level for a period of 36 months.
  • It is expected that these 36 months of focussed attention and support from the premier think tank will lead to a marked transformation and will also provide a model for other States to replicate and adapt.