PRERANA – Post-Matric Scholarship Registration Release & Network Automation

  • Project Category : 
    Best Initiative for Electronic Delivery of Services (EDS)

    Details of Applicant :

    Address : NIC, Odisha State Centre,
    Sachivalay Marg, Unit-IV
    City : Bhubaneswar
    State : Odisha
    Country : INDIA
    Zip Code : 751001

    Details of Project/Implementing Agency :

    Name of Organisation : Department of ST & SC Development and Minority & Backword Class Welfare
    Address : Govt.of Odisha, State Secretariate
    Sachivalay Marg
    City : Bhubaneswar
    State : Odisha
    Country : INDIA
    Zip Code : 751001

    Name of the head of Organisation : Santosh Kumar Sarangi,IAS

    Website :

    Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :

    PRERANA is a G2C web based application by NIC for Department of ST & SC Development and Minority & Backward Class Welfare, Govt. of Odisha successfully implemented during 2011-12. It is an integrated e-Governance Portal for the automation, streamlining & effective management of processes related to application receipt, processing, sanction and disbursal of various scholarships to Students. This initiative is aimed to facilitate faster and efficient disposal of scholarship applications and timely payment of the scholarships to the students directly in their bank accounts.

    Why was the project started :

    The stakeholders of the project are found to be widely spread both vertically and horizontally. The dependency in delivery of services are so high, it was too difficult to manage, keep track of the needy students whether provided with the service or not. The accuracy in the service was also found to be very poor. The time period of delivery of service was exceeding six months. Realising the fact, the Commissioner – cum – Secretary took initiative to use the latest ICT solution to over come this problem and finally NIC, Odisha State Center is assigned with the PROJECT.

    Objective :

    The project is meant to be an e-Governance oriented Web Portal catering to both G2C and G2G domains. As part of the effective monitoring, Government will develop and launch a web based role based online application system for Apply/Renewal/Sanction/Disbursal of Scholarship with utmost accuracy, transparency & accountability at every level and promote timely assistance to the needy post metric students of govt. of Odisha. The web portal will ensure the social audit by the Citizen on publishing the details recognise institute across the state, their courses along with the fee structure and finally the sanction orders of each student.

    Target group : Post Matric Students of SC, ST, OBC/SEBC and Minority Students of Odisha State

    Date from which the project became operational : 04/01/2011

    Is the Project still operational : YES

    10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

    1. One time online registration in total student career
    2. Online Registration of Educational Institutions
    3. Bar coding of each application
    4. SMS integration for information sharing
    5. Online Processing of Received Applications
    6. Integration of Out-of-State students’ applications
    7. Online status verification and so bringing in transparency
    8. Seamless integration of Renewal cases
    9. Online sanction order and Disbursal Orders
    10. Generation of various MIS and accounting reports

    List the 5 achievements of the programme/project?

    1. Institutions Registered on Portal – 3060
    2. Students Registered on Portal – 237244
    3. Scholarship Application Registered on Portal – 205228
    4. Applications Sanctioned by DWO – 169893
    5. Scholarship Amount Sanctioned – 56.19 Crore

    List the 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programme/project/initiative :

    1. Imparting Training to Nodal Officers of all Institutes
    2. Sensitisation of Students at more than 3000 institutions of the state
    3. Sensitising Leaders from various Minority Communities
    4. Availability of Internet Connectivity at institutions in remote area
    5. Online disbursal at Non-Core Banking accounts

    List the 5 points how can the programme serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

    1. Step has been taken to have standardized data base architecture – easily configurable for any state
    2. Master data Initialisation for Admin user
    3. DDO levels have been minimized
    4. All stakeholders have own responsibility to update data online – so no technology dependency
    5. Role based Dynamic Menu

    List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the programme/project/initiative :

    1. Scalable across all Private intuitions’
    2. Scalable across all Govt institutions’
    3. Scalable across various courses of different Groups – A / B/ C/ D
    4. Scalable across various departments dealing with scholarship dist system like School & Mass Education / Higher Education / ST & Sc Dev etc.
    5. Scalable across any scholarship – Minority / OBC-SEBC / St/ Sc – Balika Samrudhhi, Cycle Distribution – etc. Any scholarship system of govt wants can be fit in


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