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Launch of eDistrict Services for Social Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu

R.Gayatri, Tamil Nadu r[dot]gayatri[at]nic[dot]in
  |   May 4, 2010

The eDistrict application for Social  Welfare Department was launched by the Hon’ble Social Welfare Minister and Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu  in Chennai on 27th April 2010.  Social Welfare Secretary, IT Secretary, Commissioner of Social Welfare and CEO of TNeGA, Government of Tamil Nadu were present during the launch.

A computerized workflow system has been designed and developed by NIC, Tamil Nadu State Centre as part of the eDistrict portal for the end-to-end processing of applications for Marriage Assistance Scheme.  The applications are submitted through Common Service Centres by citizens  for availing services of the Social Welfare Department.  The processing of the application form involves the following stages:

1.   Movement of application from CSC to Block Office
2.   Recording of field verification details at Block Development Office (BDO)
3.   Forwarding to District Social Welfare officer(DSWO) by BDO after scrutiny of application and verification details
4.  Approval by DSWO
5.  Generation of Sanction Proceedings
6.  Disbursement of the Cheque to the Beneficiary

The Services that have been launched initially are:

i) Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Ninaivu Marriage Assistance Scheme
ii) EVR Maniammaiyar Ninaivu Widow Daughter Marriage Assistance Scheme
iii) Annai Theresa Ammaiyar Ninaivu Orphan Girls Marriage Assistance Scheme

Features of the System

-       Application through CSC
-       Workflow based
-       Application generated along with Acknowledgement
-       Citizen can track status of the application
-       Generation of Sanction Proceedings
-       Monitoring Reports for Commissioners and District Level Officers

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