Social Transformation Cell
Non-governmental organizations / CSR units/ academic institution are known to have fond difficulties in deal with government ‘Red Tape’ systems. Getting minor permission, data etc, has been time and energy consuming. There is little or no sync between Government departments and NGOs. Evident that government department work in their individual ‘silos’, the NGOs and other organizations working in development sector, also tend to work in their ‘silos’. Therefore, there becomes a massive communication gap between all these systems who are working towards common objective. Very often smaller organizations lack the expertise and experience in particular sector.
For larger organizations systematically understanding grassroots level situations for creating strategy of intervention becomes a challenge. Absence of any official platform to share the experiences, learnings, best practices, ground level challenges etc. makes situation critical. Existing government system is already over-burdened and hence it was felt necessary that to execute the function of Social Transformation, an independent ‘Cell’, directly supervised by CEO has to function. With this background, the chief executive officer of Zila Parishad Palghar, Maharashtra, Mr. Milind Borikar, conceived an idea of 'Social Transformation Cell'.