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Rajasthan government to study social impact of Bhamashah scheme

The Bhamashah scheme was initiated in 2008 for financial inclusion and women.

jaipur Updated: Jan 17, 2018 21:55 IST
Sachin Saini
Sachin Saini
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
Vasundhara Raje,Bhamashah,Rajasthan news
People queue at a Bhamashah scheme camp in Jaipur. (HT File Photo)

The Rajasthan government is all set to get a social impact assessment study of various projects under Bhamashah scheme to assess its utility to the common man. An independent agency will carry out the study.

The state information and technology department has invited request for proposal, to conduct the study, by February 6.

Principal Secretary IT department Akhil Arora said, “Chief minister Vasundhara Raje feels that any programme run by the government for the common man should be evaluated. We should be in touch with the ground realities, in order to improve the scheme. For the same an independent feedback mechanism is being planned.”

The Bhamashah scheme was initiated in 2008 for financial inclusion and women. The scheme was revamped and relaunched in 2014.

Around 18 schemes are on board the Bhamashah platform for electronic service delivery and the state government intends to bring 160 more services to the platform. More services will be added to the Bhamashah platform according to the preparedness of the implementing agencies.

Until December last year, the government enrolled more than 150 lakh families for digital service delivery platform of Bhamashah and 32.13 core transactions have taken place through electronic service delivery platforms. Around Rs 12,527 crore has been transferred directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries through the Bhamashah platform.

The selected agency will carry out the social impact assessment study. It will study the overall impact of the scheme across the state service delivery mechanism, its effect on the common masses, particularly beneficiaries of the social welfare programmes, developing measurement tools and deploying techniques for measuring such parameters, which may establish the impact of the intended objective of the scheme.

The agency will conduct focused group discussions with the beneficiary population and the common public to assess the impact of the various aspects of the schemes.