A one day workshop cum consultative meeting was organised by Ministry of Tribal Affairs in New Delhi to orient the States/UTs on the National Scholarship Portal 2.0 being revamped by Department of Information and Electronics Technology (DietY) through National Informatics Centre (NIC).
Participants from 26 States and 3 UTs, representatives from DietY, NIC, DBT, PFMS, UIDIA, DTA-MoTA attended the workshop. In his inaugural address, Joint Secretary, Tribal Affairs Shri Rajesh Aggarwal emphasized the need for the introduction of National Scholarship Portal 2.0, the importance of DBT mode of disbursement of scholarships direct to the beneficiaries Aadhaar seeded bank accounts using the PFMS platform for the timely disbursement of scholarships and avoid duplication and leakage.
NIC briefed the participants of the modalities involved in the working of the NSP 2.0. While DBT briefed the importance of DBT mode of disbursement, the UIDIA emphasized the need for the Aadhaar seeded bank accounts of the beneficiaries.