There are plans to widely use information technology to extend the benefits of social security schemes to the people of Rajasthan. An IT action plan has been put in place for “proactive identification” of beneficiaries under multiple schemes, which will also streamline the delivery of public services, the official said.
The action plan included the software applications that would ensure that if the beneficiary of one scheme was also eligible for the benefits of another scheme, he or she would automatically get the information about it, said Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Samit Sharma. here on Friday.
IT would be used as a powerful medium to help implement schemes, he said.
dr. Sharma said the IT applications would cover all aspects, including access, application, approval and payout, for the schemes such as Social Security Pensions, Post-Matric Scholarship, Chief Minister’s Kanyadan Yojana, Palanhar Yojana for Orphans, Silicose Allowance and Residential School and Hostel Scheme.
The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment is also preparing web portals and software applications to bring all other welfare schemes from offline to online mode. In addition, e-profiles of hostels, residential schools, retirement homes, children’s homes and women’s shelters will be prepared to make their full details and photos available online.
dr. Sharma said the concept of e-governance would be promoted through WhatsApp chatbot, mobile phone-based application processes and transparency in financial management for better communication between the service providers and beneficiaries.