AP Govt software vying for Stockholm Challenge GKP Award

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Hyderabad, Oct 25 (UNI) 'RAGA', a software for implementing the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Andhra Pradesh, has been selected as one of the nine finalists from 119 entries across the globe for the Stockholm Challenge GKP Awards 2007 in the Public Administration category.

The department of Rural Development would make a presentation on the salient features of the web-based information and communication techology tool 'RAGA'(Rashtra Grameena Abhivridhi Samacharam), which helped to track about Rs 1,300 crore released to the 55 lakh accounts of wage seekers, Rural Development Principal Secretary K Raju said in a press release here today.

The software loaded in 964 mandals of the 19 districts was capable of delivering inter-alia services like generation of job cards, preparation of estimates for works, generation of pay orders and payslips, he said, adding with the help of the software and web portal, the department monitored household level data and entitlements of 70 lakh job card holders, physical and financial progress of three lakh works.

UNI

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