The focus of the NCGG would be action oriented research in good Governance. The Centre would also function as a national repository on information on best practices, initiatives and methodologies that promote good Governance, e-Governance initiatives, change management and capacity building within the Government.
After extensive discussions with large number of stakeholders, Government has set up National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) by upgrading National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), Mussorrie and renaming it as NCGG with an expanded mandate.
The NCGG would work towards resolution of key issues in Governance, analyse policy and programme implementation, develop action plans, support governance reforms and help in developing synergy across various sectors and Ministries/Departments. The expected outcome of the NCGG would be in the form of research papers, best practices on Governance reforms, policy analysis and options would provide the necessary direction, guidance and capacity building inputs on Governance and management issues to the Central and State Government organisations, Central Training Institutes and State Administrative Training Institutes.
A Governing Body with Cabinet Secretary as the Chairman has been constituted for NCGG. The affairs of the Society shall be managed under the overall superintendence, direction and control of the Governing Body. NCGG will also have a 12 members Management Committee with Secretary (DOPT) as the Chairperson. NCGG will have a 3 tier structure. The first tier will consist of the internal Faculty and Staff, the second of outside domestic experts and the third of international consultants.