Scholarships schemes of Arunachal Pradesh government were integrated onto the National Scholarship Portal (NSP), which is first in the country customized exclusively for Arunachal at a formal launch ceremony.
Arunachal CM Pema Khandu who launched the initiative congratulated the IT department. It will benefit thousands of Arunachali students studying all over India by e-enabling the scholarship process. “It’s another feather in the cap for the IT department to achieve excellence in digital governance,” said the CM.
All the scholarship schemes of Arunachal government have been on-boarded onto the NSP and made accessible to all. Major benefit of the NSP exercise has been De-duplication and elimination of multiple scholarships by an individual saving Govt.’s fund to the tune of Rs 3 crores of 1500 application forms, said the Chief Minister and requested all Departments and Government organisations to adopt IT for transparency, accountability and efficiency.
He appreciated the achievements of IT department in processing more than 45000 applications and disbursing an amount of Rs 16.13 crore under Directorate of Higher & Technical Education (DHTE) and Rs 26 crore under SJETA department through NSP.
State Chief Secretary Satya Gopal applauded the hard work put in by all the stakeholders especially Department of IT, NIC, Dept. of DHTE and SJETA to achieve the milestone on time with the limited manpower and for aligning with the vision of Digital Arunachal.
He said all the stakeholders, Department of IT & Communication, NIC, Department of Higher and Technical Education, Department of SJETA and the Banks have worked hard to achieve the vision of CM for a transparent, accountable process and direct delivery of the scholarship to students without any leakage.
Special Secretary IT Prince Dhawan presented the brief on the NSP to all and explained the process, features and benefits of the NSP. He also requested the Governemnt to mandate the on-boarding of future scholarship schemes onto NSP for the benefit of APST students.
National Scholarships Portal is one-stop solution through which various services starting from student application, receipt, processing, sanction and disbursal of various scholarships/stipends of Government of Arunachal Pradesh and Central Government schemes are e-enabled. It aims to provide common electronic portal for implementing various Scholarships schemes launched by Union Government, State Government and Union Territories across the country
At present 3 Schemes of Arunachal government are covered under NSP – Stipend of DHTE, Umbrella Scheme for Education of Pre-Metric Scholarship for ST Children of SJETA and Umbrella Scheme for Education of Post-Metric Scholarship for ST Children of SJETA.