Dimapur, May 5: Mon district administration’s response to COVID-19 has earned it a ‘Silver’ at SKOCH Awards, held on April 30 in New Delhi.
A press release from the Deputy Commissioner of Mon on Wednesday informed that there was no ‘Gold’ award for COVID-19 response at this year’s SKOCH Awards.
This is the 4th SKOCH Award for mon district administration. In 2020, it had bagged the SKOCH Golden Crucible Award for the mission ‘Financially Inclusive Mon’; SKOCH Order of Merit for its initiative ‘District Response to COVID-19’; and SKOCH Honourable Mention for the ‘Skill Mon Mission’.
“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the district administration started a slew of measures to contain and prevent the spread of Coronavirus while at the same time ensuring that the basic services were being delivered to the people at their doorstep. The public movement permit, home delivery of vegetables, banking services and water, food bank, online e-pass for intra-district movement, active case search strategy and contact tracing, Walk-In Sample Kiosk (WISK), District COVID App, Clappia App, World Help Group App and Geo Fencing are some of the innovations initiated in response to COVID-19 pandemic,” the DC informed.
Instituted in 2003, the SKOCH Awards is reportedly India’s highest civilian honour conferred by an independent organisation as third party assessment. The award recognises and rewards best efforts in the areas of digital, financial and social inclusion. It recognises the best governance practice in the country and provides a platform for the rest of the country to emulate such practices.
(Page News Service)