Centre for Innovation in Governance

The Centre for Innovation in Governance (CIG) objectives are to help advance thinking on Governance models that are aligned to enable citizens to more easily be righteous, allow them to achieve prosperity, enjoy their experience of life and support the progress of all life forms. This is congruent to the philosophy of Purushartha and its four pillars: Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.



system and people expertise to produce contemporary insights


frameworks, learning experiences and capacities for leaders


to integral development of the self, family, social and national collectives

Areas of Focus


Creating a more compassionate, life affirming, integrated economic development models based on principles of Artha and working with developments in advancing current economic thinking in these areas.


Examining the aspects of human potential and how leadership should align policy and development work to unlock latent human capacities that has wide implications on every aspect of the unique demographic dividend of Bharat.


Examining governance and development programmes for the advancement of arts, culture, human entertainment as new technologies and channels proliferate.


Development and innovation in areas of Justice which goes beyond current social justice norms and leads to a more robust, integrated and healthy society.


Teaching and research to understanding the fundamental sources and nature of power and working with these sources to advance civilisational values.


Development of public healthcare policies and socio-governance systems for public health based on Ayurvedic principles of wellness.

These six areas are currently under development with the first version outputs for Artha, Aarogya and Vidya coming out in Calendar Year 2021. The models for Kala, Bala and Nyaya will be introduced over the next calendar year and if you are an educator or researcher or a traditional scholar with knowledge of these or any of the above six areas please contact us at namaste@rashtram.org. The Centre for Innovation in Governance is looking at a deep network of expertise to help train its future leaders.

Modes of Engagement


Writing, curating and publishing knowledge repositories, case studies, good governance models, development models, journal articles and theoretical frameworks.


Collaborating with thought leaders, scholars and academics to create contemporary models for advancing governance based on Indic Knowledge Systems.


Classroom and online programmes for full-time students at Rashtram.


Advanced retreats and programmes for senior leadership & C-suites


Workshops engagements for early stage and mid-career professionals.


Prashant Singh

Professor & Director of Centre for Innovation in Governance

Reena George

Associate Director - Marketing and Communications

Manan Gandhi

Research Associate

Jagannadh Mellacheruvu

Research Consultant


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