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Old Age Pension
Old Age Pension Management system was initiated as a project of hopes for elderly people of the
society and uphold their right to live. The project was aimed to make the pension reach to the right and deserving candidates within a time frame and without leakage, increase transparency in distribution of Old Age pension, speedy transfer of Pension to the beneficiary, prevent fraud, minimize misappropriation of funds, build a comprehensive MIS for the Government & devise a tool for proper monitoring, control &
planning for the State Government.
The project was launched in 2009 and was successfully completed in record time frame. The
project is a citizen centric in nature and demand-driven. It has direct impact on the beneficiaries as the pension amount is being transferred into the accounts of the beneficiaries without manual intervention. The project has been started with an objective to make the Pension Disbursement System transparent, effective and speedy and therefore, it quite sustainable. The impact on the beneficiaries as well as on the Government has been tremendous. The benefit includes the substantial saving in cost and time, reduced malpractices and, above all modern, efficient & convenient system. For the Government there have been saving both in terms of finance & manpower, less strenuous work, higher productivity and fewer errors in computation & calculations. For the citizens there is complete transparency in pension transaction throughout the state and less time required to know information which is universally accessible on Internet.
Some of the advantages that have accrued are-
Instant electronic dispersal of funds with audit trails.
Better utilization of funds as a result of elimination of middlemen and frauds.
Online aggregation of expenditure.
Change in policy or guidelines can be addressed centrally and can be made effective immediately through the portal.
Instant monitoring of district wise actual transfer of pension funds to the pensioners account is being developed.
Scholarship Management System
E-Scholarship or Scholarship Management System was initiated as a project of hope for children
belonging to the weaker sections of the society and uphold their right-to-education. The project was aimed to reach the right and deserving candidates within time frame and without leakages, increase transparency
in distribution of scholarships, provide speedy transfer of scholarships to the students, prevent frauds, minimize misappropriation of funds, build a comprehensive MIS for the Government & devise a tool for proper monitoring, control & planning for the state government. E-scholarship is the first of its kind project in the country to have used IT based initiative for electronic transfer of scholarships to the beneficiaries.
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