Monday, 17 April 2017

Career Prospects in National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) Scheme

National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), renamed as “Aajeevika”, is a poverty alleviation project implemented by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India. It was launched on 3rd June, 2011 at Banswada, Rajasthan. The scheme is targeted to cover 7.0 crore below poverty line (BPL)  households (2010 projections of BPL households) across 600 districts, 6000 blocks, 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats, in 6.0 lakh villages in the country. The idea behind this scheme is to organize the poor into community based institutions or Self Help Groups (SHGs) groups (preferably of women) and make them capable for self-employment. The scheme was renamed as Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana on 25 September 2015. To implement the mission, GoI has constituted National Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (NRLPS) for Technical Assistance to all states. A multidisciplinary professional team, National Mission Management Unit (NMMU) is placed in NRLPS. This team consists of senior development professionals, experienced consultants and young professionals. (  

Some the Jobs created in every state, under this mission, include Cluster Coordinator, Project Facilitating Team (PFT) Manager, Block Programme Manager, District Project Manager, State Programme Manager-Monitoring and Evaluation, Procurement, Social Development, Livelihoods, Social Mobilization, Project Director. The salary range Project Facilitating Team (PFT) Manager ranges from Rs. 20,000-40,000 per month, District Manager ranges from Rs. 25,000 – Rs. 50,000 per month, Young Professional Rs. 30,000 p.m. The salary after five years of experience ranges from Rs. 65,000 to Rs. 75,000 depending on specialization/job description. 

MBA – Rural Management is the most desirable educational requirement for the above mentioned managerial jobs in NRLM. MBA Rural Management is a flagship teaching programme at IIHMR University, Jaipur. It equips you with all major skills required for successful Rural Livelihoods Manager in National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) or in voluntary/development sector. The programme offers Sector Specialization in Rural Livelihood Systems in second year of the course. For more details on MBA Rural Management at IIHMR Univerity, please visit

IIHMR University also providing attractive SCHOLARSHIP to meritorious students who want to join MBA Rural Management.

For any comments, suggestions, queries please write to Dr. Susmit Jain, Assistant Professor, School of Rural management (SRM), IIHMR University, Jaipur at

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