Arjun Munda Launches ‘E-Governance Initiatives for ST Welfare Schemes’

Ranchi: Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched the “e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes” at a function organized by Ministry of Tribal Affairs in the national capital.

Ms Renuka Singh Saruta, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Ms Anusuiya Uikey, Vice Chairperson, NCST, Mr Ramesh Chand Meena, Chairperson, TRIFED and Mr Deepak Khandekar, Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs were also present. A power point presentation on these new e-governance initiatives was made on the occasion.

Mr Munda applauded the teamwork efforts of the Ministry of Tribal affairs for these-governance initiatives for Scheduled Tribes Welfare schemes and said that as per the “SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas and SabkaVishwas”, these e-governance initiatives will serve their purpose of the betterment of tribal communities across the nation. He called upon the officials of Ministry of Tribal Affairs to prepare a Databank of the previous beneficiaries of the schemes of the ministry on a priority basis. He emphasized that the officials of the ministry have to achieve the target of completion of its tasks before time.

In her address, Ms Renuka Singh said that these useful e-governance initiatives for the Scheduled Tribes welfare schemes will be proved as a milestone.

Ministry of Tribal Affairs has developed online portals namely DBT Tribal (https:// and NGO Grants Online Application & Tracking System ( for bringing in greater e-Governance in implementation of welfare schemes for STs. In DBT Tribal portal, there are 3 main modules for Pre- Matric & Post-Matric Scholarship. Data Sharing module is mainly meant for sharing beneficiary-data by States. In the Communication module, the States have the facility to upload documents, raise query and DBT data uploaded by States is used for faster release of funds. Monitoring module has the facility of MIS reports & Dashboards.

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

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

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