Women, child development dept’s five schemes go ‘online’

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Panaji: The Department of Women and child development has launched seven e-services under five schemes run by it to extend hassle-free and transparent services to the people of the state.

These services will be made available for general public from August 1.

Stating this on Thursday, the Minister for Women and Child Welfare Department Vishwajit Rane in a video launch said that the e-services of department’s five flagship schemes have been launched and will be made available for general public from August 1.

These services include processing of application for MAMTA Scheme, grant in aid and e-registration of master trainers under Swalamban Scheme, the internship scheme for students of counselling/psychology/social work/home science, grant application for shelter homes for women, e-registration of child care institution, scheme for welfare of children in need of care and protection.

The director of Women and Child Development Department Dipali Naik and CEO of GEL Revati Mujumdar were also present at the launching function.

According to the Minister, through this platform people can avail of these schemes online from processing to receiving benefit digitally and get regular update on the status of application in real time. These e-services will be available through Goa online portal, and the user will be regularly updated on their status of application via SMS or email.

“This online platform, developed by GEL, is expected to be a significant step in the direction of Digital India and to bring transparency in state’s e-governance initiatives, which include delivery of services in real-time and processing of the application swiftly, especially, in crisis situations like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic”, the Minister said.

He further said that the populist schemes Griha Aadhar and Laadli Laxmi will also be made available online in the next phase.

Speaking at the launching of the online services  for the schemes, the Minister said that “as state fights Corona with social distancing, we are happy to make a concerted online effort by converting some of the schemes to online. It is powered by a team of experts at our end who are trained and equipped to treat and respond to each application, and process.”