Ministry of Tribal Affairs received SKOCH Gold Award for Empowerment of Tribals through IT-enabled Scholarship Schemes

The project aimed to achieve Digital India and bringing transparency and ease in the delivery of services.

Updated: Aug 01, 2020 04:35:59 pm

Ministry of Tribal Affairs received SKOCH Gold Award for Empowerment of Tribals through IT-enabled Scholarship Schemes

01 August 2020 Current Affairs:Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) was awarded the SKOCH Gold Award for its “Empowerment of Tribals through IT-enabled Scholarship Schemes”. It is the project of the Scholarship Divison of the Ministry. MoTA chose to participate in Digital India & E-Governance-2020 Competition. The awards were announced on 30 July 2020. 

♦ The theme of the 66th SKOCH 2020 Competition was “INDIA RESPONDS TO COVID THROUGH DIGITAL GOVERNANCE.”
♦ The project aimed to achieve Digital India and bringing transparency and ease in the delivery of services. 
♦ The aim is to assimilate with the larger vision of ‘Digital India’ and to realize GoI's goal of e-governance. 
♦ MoTA has integrated all 5 Scholarship Schemes with DBT Portal under the guidance of DBT Mission. The initiative was rolled out on 12th June 2019 by the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda and MoS Ms. Renuka Singh Sarota.
♦ The DBT portal provides facility to States for data sharing through Web services that have brought paradigm shift from Paper-based UC monitoring mandated for budget release to data-enabled budget release and monitoring process. 
♦ The portal has the facility to upload documents (not on Digi-Locker).  
♦ These portals have Grievance Redressal and Communication Mechanism and all stakeholders, Universities, banks, PFMS, Students, and States can upload queries, grievances, and upload documents, which has made grievances redressal mechanism easy, transparent and fast.  
♦ KPMG, as part of NITI Aayog's mandate, carried out a national evaluation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes focused on social inclusion. KPMG recognized the Direct Benefit  Transfer (DBT) Portal of Ministry of Tribal Affairs as a best practice in e-governance which has brought about greater transparency, accountability, and radical improvement in service delivery to Scheduled Tribe students.
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