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In the 65th SKOCH Sumit, the District Administration Mon has been conferred the SKOCH Award under 3 (three) different categories. The District has been awarded the SKOCH Crucible Award for its initiative -Financial Inclusive Mon, SKOCH order of Merit for its initiative -District Response to COVID-19 and SKOCH Honourable mention for its initiative -Skill Mon Mission, under financially inclusive Mon.

The District Administration Mon focused on Mission Mode implementation of opening of Bank account through the Indian Post Payment Bank (IPPB). It also focused on opening of new Bank Branches in unbanked blocks. To address the high unemployment rate in the District, through Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojona (PMKVY) the District Administration Mon in co-ordination with the Department of Skill Development Employment & Entrepreneurship and the Registered Training Partners under Skill -India Mission organised Mega Job Fair and Mobilization Drives. The selected Trainees are placed in reputed private sector companies across the country and abroad. In response to the COCID-19 pandemic, the District Administration started a slew of measures to contain & prevent the spread of the corona virus while at the same time ensuring that the basic services are being delivered to the people at their doorstep. The public movement permit, home delivery of vegetables, banking services and water, food bank. Online ePass for Intra-District movement, Active Case Search Strategy and Contact Listing, Walk In Sample kiosk (WISK). NL-sojo COVID App, Clappia App and World Help Group App are some of the innovations initiated in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

The SKOCH Award was instituted in 2003 and is the highest civilian honour in the country conferred by an independent organisation. The Award covers the best of effort in the area of digital, financial and social inclusion. It recognises the best governance practice in the country and provide a platform for the rest of the country to emulate such practices.


(APRO Aboi)