Disbursement of wages under MGNREGA scheme has been a major
concern for both state and central government. Previously payments of entitlements
were being under taken by Branch Post Offices (BOs) located in villages manually.
Payments were delayed inordinately and payment of entitlements to the right and
appropriate beneficiaries was not assured. Government of
interested in creating alternative framework and methodology using ICT for disbursement
of entitlements to beneficiaries. APOnline Ltd took the initiative, designed, developed
and implemented framework for disbursement of entitlements. APOnline Ltd provided
necessary software and hardware technology infrastructure for disbursement of entitlements
in rural areas channeled by Department of Posts (DoP). Commissioner Rural Development
(CRD) provides funds for disbursement and monitors the overall implementation of
the project. Initially the project is being implemented in Nizamabad District and
later extended to other parts of the state.
Tata Consultancy Services implemented ICT solution for MGNREGA
for effective program implementation and monitoring. Government
of Andhra Pradesh felt that in the whole program implementation, anomalies have
been more frequent and hence disbursement through a structured mechanism is very
much necessary. As an extension and forward linkage, APOnline developed ICT solution
for MGNREGA scheme, a framework involving DoP for disbursement of entitlements after
accurate authentication of the entitlements through finger print authentication.
- Timely Disbursement of Entitlements to Beneficiaries using
Aadhaar enabled Biometric authentication.
- Eliminating or reducing leakages.
- Avoid / Reduce Manual Activities.
- Payments to authenticated beneficiaries only.
- Utilization of advanced technology like bio-metrics and
- Utilization of elaborate spread of postal network for disbursement
- Facilitate to focus
and DoP on core business Vs operational
- Built – in alert (e-Mail / SMS) systems for efficient monitoring.
- Generate MIS Reports.
- Reduce paper usage.
This ICT system framework is meant for wage seekers who are enrolled under MGNREGA
scheme and Social Security Pensioners (SSP).