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Chandigarh bags PM’s award for excellence in public administration

The award was handed over to UT deputy commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi by PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on the occasion of Civil Services Day.

punjab Updated: Apr 24, 2016 12:50 IST
HT Chandigarh

Chandigarh has been conferred with the Prime Minister Award for excellence in public administration among ‘UT Category’ Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana on Thursday.

The award was handed over to UT deputy commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi by PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on the occasion of Civil Services Day.

A new category of excellence in implementing a priority programme, which includes Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Swachh Vidyalaya and Soil Health Card scheme have been added under the category. Under the PMJDY, Chandigarh was conferred with an award for its exemplary work.

As a part of the initiative, the Chandigarh administration has achieved the target of one account per household within 7 months of the launch of PMJDY. For enhancing enrolment under PMJDY, special counters were set up in various public dealing premises, such as the DC office, SDM and Estate office. Asha and aganwari workers were also enrolled, outsourcing agencies enrolled their manpower, labour department was actively involved.

Major achievements of UT under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

2,22,853 accounts opened under the scheme. Out of which 1,99,196 accounts seeded with Aadhaar card. A total of `59 crore deposited in PMJDY account

Several camps, programmes, surveys and meetings were conducted through radio FM, print, media, pamphlets and road shows for mass awareness

49,778 people enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana. 1,27,389 people enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana.

1,82,414 RuPay cards issued, out of which 1,02,275 cards activated .25 active ‘Bank Mitras’ in Chandigarh. 40, 615 transaction worth Rs 30.28 crore in last 3 months facilitated by them.