Odisha Government launched two major portals which will benefit about 11 lakh students and a number of persons performing inter-caste marriages.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched an Integrated Odisha State Scholarship Portal to help eligible students avail scholarship benefits in a seamless and transparent manner.
Mr.Patnaik said that 21 scholarship schemes of 6 major Departments like Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes Development Department, Higher Education Department, School and Mass Education Department, Labour and ESI Department, Skill Development and Technical Education Department and Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Department brought under one platform.
Aadhaar based registration & integration with online platforms to lessen duplication, ensure leakage-free scholarship disbursal, he added.
The Portal (www.scholarship.odisha.gov.in) is linked with State Treasury Portal IFMC for automated payment directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries.
He further said that Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes Development Department is the first Department to go live with Post Matric Scholarship Schemes to benefit 6 Lakh eligible ST, SC, OBC/SEBC and EBC students.
Mr.Patnaik also launched SUMANGAL Portal, developed by Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes Development Department, to grant incentive to inter-caste married couples under Odisha Right to Public Services Act, 2012.
Applicants need to apply through http://sumangal.odisha.gov.in, he added.
STSC Development Minister Jagannath Saraka, Chief Advisor to CMO R. Balkrishnan, Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy, Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Principal Secretary Saurabh Garg, Principal Secretary, STSC Dev Secretary, Ranjana Chopra, Principal Secretary, School & Mass Education, Satyabrata Sahoo, Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra, Secretary to CM (5T) V.K. Pandian and Collectors of different districts and field officers of concerned departments also attended