MIS for monitoring of progress under skill development in urban areas launched Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu calls for stepping up efforts under DAY

Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today launched ‘Management Information Systems (MIS)’ for regular online monitoring of progress in respect of skill development and enhancing livelihood opportunities for urban poor under Deeendayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY). This MIS has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) at a cost of Rs.2.24 cr.

This MIS enables real time and regular monitoring of the progress under the seven components of DAY which include Employment through Skill Training and Placement, Self-Employment Groups, Shelters for Urban Homeless and Support to Urban Vendors. This will also remove the deficiencies in the present submission of Monthly Progress Reports being submitted by States. These lacunae include considerable time lag, non-availability of beneficiary wise details, limited scope for further analysis on account of information only about a few parameters, data integrity etc.

MIS also enables stakeholders like Training Providers, Certification Agencies, Banks, Resource Orgnisations etc., to feed required information directly which can be accessed by urban local bodies, states and Ministry of HUPA for monitoring and other purposes.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu while welcoming introduction of MIS urged the Ministry officials to ensure that states step up efforts to ensure skill development and augmenting livelihood opportunities in urban areas under DAY.

Smt.Anita Agnihotri, Secretary(HUPA), Shri B.K.Aggarwal, Joint Secretary(Urban Poverty Alleviation) and other senior officials were present on the occasion.