TC-I Tidbits

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  • The NorthEastern state of Nagaland and the state’s Chief Secretary R S Pandey have won the prestigious United Nations’ Public Service Award for enabling community participation in basic services provision [via Igovernment]
  • Can biometrics and smart cards enable better delivery of government welfare programs? Well, many state governments in India are starting to think so. The latest to join the experiment is the Government of Rajasthan, which has awarded a Rs. 150 crore contract to Bartronics India for implementing a financial empowerment schemed – enabled by biometrically enabled smart cards [via Igovernment]
  • India ranked 10th in ADB’s Social Protection Index (SPI) – a measure of social security provision to the poor. India ranked ahead of China and Malaysia, but behind Uzbekistan, Mongolia, South Korea and Japan [via IBEF]j
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