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Tribal Affairs Minister launches e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare Schemes

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Arjun Munda

Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched ‘e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes’ at an event organised by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The Ministry has developed online portals, namely DBT Tribal and NGO Grants Online Application & Tracking System for bringing in greater e-Governance in implementation of welfare schemes for the Scheduled Tribes.

Munda asked the officials of the Ministry to prepare a Databank of the previous beneficiaries of the schemes of the ministry.

According to the Ministry, there are three main modules for Pre-Matric & Post-Matric Scholarship in the DBT Tribal portal. Data sharing module is meant for sharing beneficiary-data by States.

The Ministry further stated that in Communication module, the States have facility to upload documents, raise query and DBT data uploaded by States is used for faster release of funds. Monitoring module has facility of MIS reports and Dashboards.

Ministry has also developed module for verification of students by Universities and Colleges under Fellowship scheme and Grievance Module for all stake holders including beneficiary students in 03 Central Sector schemes and Institutions.

The NGO portal, developed for implementing scheme of Aid to Voluntary Organisations working for the welfare of STs, has been fully revamped and redesigned with simplified Application form, Inspection Report and Fund Processing module.

Renuka Singh Saruta, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs; Anusuiya Uikey, Vice Chairperson, NCST; Ramesh Chand Meena, Chairperson, TRIFED and Deepak Khandekar, Secretary, Minister of Tribal Affairs were also present in the event.

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