Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Government to launch common portal for different schemes

To improve the ease of living for the common man, the government is working on a proposal to launch a common portal for various schemes run by different ministries and departments.
As part of the Narendra Modi government’s vision of minimum government maximum governance, the new portal will initially onboard 15 credit-linked government schemes, sources said. The offerings will be gradually expanded, depending on compatibility, as some of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes have involvement from multiple agencies, they added.
For example, schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) are being administered by different ministries. The proposed portal intends to bring these schemes on a single platform so that they can be accessed by the beneficiaries without much hassle. Pilot testing is being done and loose ends are being tied up before the actual launch takes place, the sources said, adding State Bank of India (SBI) and other lenders doing the testing.
The sources said it is likely to have open architecture enabling state governments and other institutions to also onboard their schemes on this platform.

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