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Mon District Administration Wins SKOCH Award for “Response to COVID-19”

Mon District Administration Wins SKOCH Award for "Response to COVID-19"

Kohima, May 05 (NEx): Mon District Administration’s Response to COVID-19 wins Silver at SKOCH Awards on April 30, 2021 at New Delhi, informed a press release from Deputy Commissioner of Mon.

The DC Mon, Thavaseelan K IAS informed that, ‘In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the District Administration started a slew of measures to contain and prevent the spread of Corona Virus 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, DC Mon said.

This is the fourth SKOCH Award for Mon District Administration. In 2020, the prestigious SKOCH Award was conferred in three categories; 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’.

It is to be noted that there has been no Gold award for COVID-19 response at this years’s SKOCH Awards, the press release said.

Instituted in 2003, the SKOCH Award is India’s highest civilian honour conferred by an independent organisation as a third party assessment. The award recognizes and awards 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.

Since 2003, the SKOCH Awards are considered as the benchmark of best practices in India in the field of governance, finance, banking, technology, corporate citizenship, economics and inclusive growth, it said.