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SKOCH GOLD AWARD FOR MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS

SKOCH GOLD AWARD FOR MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS

Context

Recently, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has received SKOCH Gold Award for its “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes'.

Details

  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has integrated all 5 Scholarship Schemes with DBT Portal under the guidance of DBT Mission.
  • It is considered as a step towards to bring transparency as well as ease in the delivery of services.
  • As per the Ministry, about Rs. 2500 Cr were directly transferred to student’s Bank accounts through DBT to approximately 30 lakh students in 31 States and UT, under 5 Scholarship schemes.
  • It was implemented by IIPA and helped to understand  the aspirations of tribal youth.
  • It helps to realize their dream to become entrepreneurs, researchers and flag-bearers of schemes of Government of India meant for welfare for STs.

About SKOCH Awards

  • It was instituted in 2003.
  • It is the highest civilian honour in the country given by an independent organisation.
  • It recognises people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation.

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