MP Education Portal 2017 Daily News and Latest Updates

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Host the national flag and sing national anthem daily at madrassas: MP Education Minister

After making an announcement few days back that MP's Satna district students will answer the roll call by saying Jai Hind instead of Yes Sir or Yes Ma'am from October 1, School Education minister Vijay Shah has come up with another instruction. On Friday, he asked madrassas in the state to hoist the national flag and sing national anthem daily. Commenting at the Foundation Day celebrations at the Madhya Pradesh Madrasa Board, he claimed that doing so would inculcate patriotism among students. He also stated that apart from religious education, children studying in madrasas should be imparted primary education.  He said that they will soon be introducing computer education in madrassas. Muslim community being asked to proved their patriotism? As per HT report, MP Muslim Vikas Parishad president Mohd Mahir also voiced his protest, asking why such a practice should be enforced on madrassas when it is not present even at government schools. "I fail to understand why the state government keeps asking the Muslim community to prove its patriotism," he said. "Muslims are citizens of the country. They take part in the election process. They cast votes. They contest elections. They pay taxes. They do everything a citizen of the country should do. But orders like these are issued to create divisions in society." (Read: 'Jai Hind', not 'Present ma'am': MP school's new rule for attendance call) Madrasa Board chairman Sayyed Imadduddin said the institutions would be trained in the do's and don'ts of hoisting the Tricolour before the order is implemented. No differentiation on religious grounds CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present at that occasion and said that apart from religious education, the present times require modern education as well. He claimed that state government never differentiated on religious grounds when it comes to welfare of the nation. He also announced that his government will double the grant given to madrasas. Madrassas and students were also felicitated for their meritorious performance. Read: Safety of students: Delhi Government schools to come under CCTV surveillance Read: Government of Singapore plans to establish Skill Centre at Guwahati

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Nearly a year after demonetisation, MP students queue up again for GST

Hardly a year since the central government’s “bold” demonetisation move, students of universities and government colleges in Madhya Pradesh are being forced to queue up again. This time, however, the deposits are no larger than Rs 4.50. The reason for the queues is the Goods and Services Tax (GST), an equally ambitious programme rolled out by the Union government on July 1. The aforementioned amount equals 18% of the Rs 25 fee paid by students while filling forms through MPOnline – the state government’s citizen services portal – and is the exact monetary figure sought as part of the new taxation system. “We received the order on GST only a few days ago, after most students had already deposited their fees. This is why they have been asked to deposit Rs 4.50, which is 18% GST on the portal charge of Rs 25,” said a government college principal. Educationists said this situation could have been avoided if the higher education department had developed its own portal instead of depending on MPOnline, which charges GST for providing a service. They also took umbrage to students being asked to pay the new tax. “Why are students being forced to stand in queue to pay the tax at a time when the Centre is promoting ideas like Digital India and Cashless India? Have they introduced online services to make our lives easier or more complicated?” asked Renu Akhande, a student. Akshay Hunka, an activist, wondered why students were being taxed when higher education was omitted from the GST’s ambit. “As I recall, the Centre had said that traditional courses of higher education will not be affected by the new taxation system,” he said. Barkatullah University registrar UN Shukla told HT that he was simply following rules laid down by the state government. Commercial tax department commissioner Raghvendra Singh said GST costs were applied in this case because the MPOnline portal provided colleges and universities with a service by accepting student fees. “If the government wants to keep students out of the GST’s purview, it should stop seeking portal fees from them. If zero fees are taken, zero taxes will be charged,” he suggested. Additional chief secretary (higher education) BR Naidu said no such issue was brought to his notice.

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IndianOil Deakin University Research Fellowship

Jobs CareersPosted at: Oct 25, 2017, 1:23 AM; last updated: Oct 25, 2017, 1:23 AM (IST)SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP The IndianOil Corporation Limited-R&D Centre, India and Deakin University, Australia, are inviting applications for two IndianOil – Deakin University Research Fellowships and two IOC-DBT–Deakin Fellowships to work in areas of Lubricant Technology (1 vacancy), Tribology (1 vacancy) and Biotechnology (2 Vacancies). Duration: Four years Eligibility: The applicants shold have a master’s (MSc.) degree in chemistry (Organic/ Inorganic/ Physical/ Analytical), biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry or related sciences and MTech in biotechnology, mechanical engineering or tribology with valid GATE Scores (>75 percentile) from recognised university.First class in graduation and post-graduation level (65% or above marks in the final exams/ equivalent CGPA).Candidates with master’s degree should have valid CSIR-UGC NET or DBT-BET qualification and meet requirements for JRF or DST-Inspire Fellowship.Candidates with eligible English language scores (IELTS/TOEFL/ CPE/ CAE/ PTE or OET; IELTS score overall 6.5 with no band < than 6) will be preferred for enrolment into Deakin.Details: The selected candidates will be registered for PhD at Deakin University, Australia and receive a 100 per cent tuition fee waiver inclusive of one-time visit to Deakin University, Australia for six months.IOCL will offer a fellowship amount for the period of study in India, which will be 25 per cent more than that offered under CSIR/UGC Research Fellowship scheme.How to apply: Send your detailed CV including your academic percentage, brief one page write up on the research topic of Interest and research publications to Ms. Gayathri Vedanarayanan at Deadline: November 15, 2017 Check out: Education scheme for SC students In order to financially support students belonging to SC category, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has introduced the scholarship scheme for continuity of higher  education after Class XII. Eligibility: Under-graduate students who have secured a seat in BTech, MBBS, MBA, MD, MS, LLB, LLM from any recognised institute and are in first year of the programme with family income not more than Rs 4.5 lakh annually from all sources, are eligible to apply.  Details: Candidate will be awarded with full tuition fee and non-refundable charges of Rs 2 lakh p.a. for studying in private sector institution, Rs 3.72 lakh p.a. for the private sector flying clubs for commercial pilot training, Rs 2220 p.m. for lodging, Rs 3000 p.a. for stationery expenses and Rs 45,000 for computer and accessories.How to apply: Online only.Deadline: October 31, 2017 Short Source URL: Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship Passion driven individuals who are interested and motivated to educate children in remote areas of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand are provided opportunity by Azim Premji Foundation to contribute back to society with education.Eligibility: Candidate must have a regular post- graduate degree or professional degree, BTech., MBA or equivalent in any discipline with 3- 10 years of work experience and must be proficient in Hindi, Kannad, Tamil or Telugu.Details: Rs 30,000 p.m. will be given as stipend for two year programme.How to apply: Online only.  Deadline: October 29, 2017 Short Source URL: National Girl Child Secondary Education Scholarship Scheme The Department of School Education and Literacy has introduced this scholarship scheme with an intent to establish an enabling environment to reduce the drop-outs and to promote the enrolment of girl children, mainly belonging to SC or ST communities in secondary schools.Eligibility: The applicant must be an unmarried girl, less than 16 years of age as on March 31on joining Class IX. The candidate must be enrolled in Class IX, belonging to SC or ST community. Candidates who have passed Class VIII exam from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas, irrespective of whether they belong to SC, ST or not, and enrol in Class IX in a state government, government-aided, and local body schools are eligible to apply.Details: Rs 3000 will be deposited in the name of eligible unmarried girls as fixed deposits upon enrolment in Class IX who are entitled to withdraw it along with the interest on clearing Class X and attaining 18 years of age.How to apply: Applications are attended online only at national scholarship portal.Deadline:October 31, 2017 Short Source URL: Girl Child Scholarship Scheme As many as 300 girl students from economically weaker sections from all across the country will be awarded scholarships by the Science Olympiad.  Eligibility:Girl students who are studying in Class II-X with family income less than Rs 15,000.  Candidate must have secured 60 per cent or equivalent in the previous class to be eligible for this scholarship. Marks waiver is available for child with major physical disability.Details: The selected candidate will be provided Rs 5,000 for a year.How to apply: Entries are accepted via post at National Office of Science Olympiad Foundation, Plot No. 99, First Floor, Sector 44, Gurugram, Haryana- 122003Deadline:October 31, 2017 Short Source URL: — Inputs courtesy

Atithi Shikshak 2017 Jobs Online Registration for MP Govt colleges through MP Education

Atithi Shikshak 2017 Jobs on-line Registration froms are Available Now on the Official Site MP Education Portal. Interested Candidates can fill the form or can apply Online. This Post will help you to - How to Apply for the Guest Faculties.

Atithi Shikshak 2017

Online Guest college Teacher (Atithi Shikshak ) registration begin currently. formally no Notification discharged. however until nowadays, 15000 candidate registrar on Education Portal. Last date of registration is twenty one August, 2017. Last date of Document Verification thirty September, 2017. Sheet Allotment date update presently. If you wish to hitch in Madhya Pradesh Govt college as Guest academics. Please register as presently as potential. choice progress advantage base solely. No exam. profit ten years age relaxation in Madhya Pradesh Savidha examination.

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Minimum Degree pass for Primary category and D.Ed. (B.Ed.) & Degree and D.Ed. or B.Ed. for lyceum same subject. Post Graduation degree and D.Ed. or B.Ed. or M.Ed. for prime college and better school same subject.

Online Registration for MP Govt Colleges

How to Do on-line Registration :

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Create registration.

Log in to : User Id and watchword. (your user id is your mobile No.) Please note your user id and watchword rigorously.
Fill Guest college type.
transfer ikon and register jpg format.
Upload document in PDF format size no more than five hundred computer memory unit.
Print Draft form.
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(अध्यापक संवर्ग ऑनलाइन ट्रांसफर) MP Education Portal transfer lists 2017, Promotion list, Transfer Policy.

(अध्यापक संवर्ग ऑनलाइन ट्रांसफर)  MP Education Portal transfer lists 2017, Promotion list, Transfer Policy.

How to Get Teacher Transfer List of MP :

The Madhya Pradesh education department has made a different section with the official website with the name of Teachers Portal which provides all kinds of information such as teacher transfer, salary slip of teachers, registration of schools, e-schooling, study books etc. The website also had attached Online Employee Transfer Management System (OETMS). Follow the below given step by step process through which you can check time to time transfer list in MP state:

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जिला-स्तर के संवर्गों का जिले के अंदर स्थानांतरण जिला कलेक्टर के माध्यम से प्रभारी मंत्री के अनुमोदन के बाद विभागीय जिला अधिकारी के हस्ताक्षर से जारी किया जायेगा। यह स्थानांतरण अत्यावश्यक और न्यूनतम संख्या में होंगे।
स्कूल शिक्षा विभाग की खुद की स्थानांतरण नीति निर्धारित है। विभाग द्वारा अपनी स्थानांतरण नीति के अनुरूप इस अवधि में स्थानांतरण किये जायेंगे। स्कूल शिक्षा विभाग पर यह नीति लागू नहीं होगी। पुलिस विभाग पर भी यह नीति लागू नहीं होगी।
विभागीय स्तर पर जिलों के मध्य यदि कोई स्थानांतरण करना आवश्यक है, तब उसका प्रस्ताव विभाग-स्तर पर तैयार किया जाकर समन्वय में मुख्यमंत्री का अनुमोदन प्राप्त किया जाकर आदेश जारी किये जा सकेंगे। शेष व्यवस्था पूर्णत: वर्ष 2015-16 के लिये जारी स्थानांतरण नीति अनुसार यथावत रहेगी।

First visit to the official website (click to the below given link) and select the option of Teacher Portal which has given on the main home page section as the below given demo. This option will redirect you in new page.

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अध्यापक संवर्ग के लिए स्थानांतरण (संविलियन) प्रक्रिया शीघ्र ही प्रारम्भ होगी। अध्यापकों को education portal के माध्यम से ऑनलाइन आवेदन करना होगा। अध्यापक अपनी यूनिक आई से लॉगिन कर online आवेदन कर सकेंगे।
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अध्यापक संवर्ग के लिए 10 July 2017 को जारी Transfer Policy में समय-सारणी नहीं दी गई है, समय सारणी पृथक से जारी होगी। जैसे ही School Education Department द्वारा अन्तर्निकाय संविलियन (Transfer) के लिए समय सारणी (Time Table) जारी किया जाएगा, आपको अवगत कराया जाएगा।
1. Online आवेदन करना
2. सम्बन्धित निकायों द्वारा अनापत्ति प्रदान करना
3. अंतिम सूचि का प्रकाशन
4. संविलियन (स्थानांतरण)

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मध्य प्रदेश (मध्य प्रदेश) , इस ध्वनि के बारे में (जानकारी) की मदद, मध्य प्रांत अर्थ) मध्य भारत में एक राज्य है। इसकी राजधानी भोपाल है और सबसे बड़ा शहर इंदौर है। भारत में अपनी भौगोलिक स्थिति के कारण "भारत का दिल" उपनाम, मध्य प्रदेश क्षेत्र से देश में दूसरा सबसे बड़ा राज्य है। 75 लाख से अधिक निवासियों के साथ, यह जनसंख्या की दृष्टि से भारत में पांचवां सबसे बड़ा राज्य है। यह उत्तर पश्चिम में उत्तर-पूर्व, दक्षिण-पूर्व में छत्तीसगढ़, महाराष्ट्र के लिए दक्षिण, पश्चिम में गुजरात करने के लिए उत्तर प्रदेश के राज्यों की सीमाओं और राजस्थान। इसका कुल क्षेत्रफल 308,245 वर्ग किलोमीटर है। 2000 से पहले, जब छत्तीसगढ़ मध्य प्रदेश का एक हिस्सा था, मध्य प्रदेश भारत का सबसे बड़ा राज्य है और Singoli और कोंटा के बीच की दूरी 1500 किलोमीटर था।


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The website portal is world web wide based that typically provide the all information to across the needs and latest information. The portal is designed for students to offer various advantages and benefits while still giving courses and programs. All levels of students' information are available online Enrollments, Reports, Academic Evaluation, Civil Works, Performance & Ranking, Hostels, Demand, and Distribution.

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क्षेत्र वर्तमान मध्य प्रदेश द्वारा कवर प्राचीन अवंती महाजनपद, जिसका राजधानी उज्जैन (भी अवंती के रूप में जाना जाता है) छठी शताब्दी ईसा पूर्व में भारतीय शहरीकरण की दूसरी लहर के दौरान एक प्रमुख शहर के रूप में पैदा हुई के क्षेत्र भी शामिल है। बाद में, इस क्षेत्र में भारत के प्रमुख राजवंशों का शासन था। 18 वीं शताब्दी तक, क्षेत्र के कई छोटे राज्यों में जो अंग्रेजों द्वारा कब्जा कर लिया गया और मध्य प्रांत और बरार और मध्य भारत एजेंसी में शामिल में विभाजित किया गया था। भारत की आजादी के बाद, मध्य प्रदेश राज्य को अपनी राजधानी के रूप में नागपुर के साथ बनाया गया था: इस राज्य वर्तमान मध्य प्रदेश और आज के महाराष्ट्र के उत्तर पूर्वी भाग के दक्षिणी भागों शामिल थे। 1956 में, इस राज्य को पुनर्गठित किया गया था और उसके भागों मध्य भारत, विंध्य प्रदेश और भोपाल के राज्यों में अपनी राजधानी के रूप में भोपाल के साथ नए मध्य प्रदेश राज्य के लिए फार्म के साथ संयुक्त कर रहे थे; मराठी बोलने वाले विदर्भ क्षेत्र हटा दिया है और उसके बाद बम्बई राज्य के साथ विलय कर दिया गया था। यह राज्य 2000 में, जब इसकी दक्षिणी छत्तीसगढ़ क्षेत्र को अलग राज्य बनाया गया था जब तक क्षेत्र से भारत में सबसे बड़ा था। (

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अपनी Pay स्लिप प्राप्त करने के लिए सभी एजुकेशन डिपार्टमेंट के कर्मचारी एजुकेशन पोर्टल पर रजिस्ट्रेशन करेँ| अपना सही तथा अद्यतन मोबाइल नंबर पंजीकृत करने के लिए अपने DDO से संपर्क करें.
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आज Gyan Deep पर एम पी ट्राइबल पोर्टल पर pay slip देखने की जानकारी दी जा रही है। वैसे आप अपनी वेतन पर्ची एजुकेशन पोर्टल पर से भी प्राप्त कर सकते हैं, इसके लिए आपको पर अपनी यूनिक id व पासवर्ड से login करना होता है । जहाँ आप my page पर दिए ऑप्शन वेतन पर्ची पर क्लिक करके अपनी पे स्लिप देख सकते हैं। किंतु जैसा कि ऊपर बताया गया इसके लिए आपको यूनिक आई दी के साथ-साथ 7 अंकों का पासवर्ड भी चाहिए होता है।

The online interface is world web wide based that ordinarily give the all data to over the necessities and most recent data. The entrance is intended for understudies to offer different points of interest and advantages while as yet giving courses and projects. All levels of understudies' data are accessible online Enrollments, Reports, Academic Evaluation, Civil Works, Performance and Ranking, Hostels, Demand and Distribution.

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⦁ अगर आपको पाना पासवर्ड नहीं मालूम तो वहां पर एक विकल्प आता है जिसमें लिखा होता है "Overlook secret word". उस पर क्लिक करें.

⦁ रजिस्टर्ड मोबाइल नंबर है तो आप उसे verify करे. आपके नंबर पर पासवर्ड का मेसेज आ जाता है. उस पासवर्ड की मदद से आप लॉग इन कर सकते हैं.

आप अपनी सैलरी स्लिप ( Pay Slip ) अपने मोबाइल पर देख सकते है । इसके लिए आपको अपनी यूनिक आई. डी. की आवश्यकता होगी । यूनिक आई डी एक 6 अंक का कोड होता है जो विभाग द्वारा प्रत्येक कर्मचारी को जारी किया जाता है ।

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Preparing in Republic of India is given by the general populace range also in light of the fact that the individual part, with organization and financing coming back from 3 levels: central, state and nearby. underneath different articles of the Indian Constitution, free and necessary direction is given as an essential proper to young people between the times of around six and fourteen. The enormity association of open assets to non-open assets in Republic of India is 7:5.

India has made progress the extent that taking off the important preparing cluster action rate and growing accomplishment to somewhere in the range of seventy five percent of the people inside the 7– 10 age area, by 2011.India's upgraded direction system is conventionally referred to normally of the most supporters of its money related change. a lot of the progress, particularly in direction and research wander, has been inferable from different open establishments. while selection in preparing has opened up persisting over the earlier decade, accomplishing a Gross Enrollment enormity association of in 2013,there still remains a noteworthy detachment to get up to speed with tertiary direction enrollment levels of made nations, a test that may be critical to beat keeping in mind the end goal to regardless collect a measurement benefit from India's for the most part energetic masses.

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This article of Samagra ID will help you to know - How to find Samagra Id No, Samagra Family Id, Sssm Id No, Sssm Id Education Portal, Samagra Siksha Portal, MPONLINE

A way to search Samagra identification ? ( Understand Your Samagra identity  )

Today the need for composite ID is to be done, whether children are enrolled in school or for scholarship.

The benefits of various schemes of the government can be obtained only on the basis of the overall ID. Whether it is schooling or high schooling, if you want to apply for a government's diverse scholarship, then the Samagra identity is mandatory.

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Visit your nearest  Nagar Nigam, Nagar Palika or Nagar Panchayat  with all the Photocopies of your Documents like :-
*.  2 - Passport Size Photos
*. ID Proof (Aadhar Card/ Voter id)
*. 10th & 12th Marksheet
*. Electricity Bill

How to Know & Get Samagra Portal Login ID(समग्र पोर्टल लॉगिन आईडी कैसे प्राप्त करें )

The state government of Madhya Pradesh and the department of SSSM (samagra samajik suraksha mission) are providing the free login ID and passwords. There are no any charges is taken by the department for issuance these login ID and passwords. The samagra family ID is issued by the department for all families. These IDs are giving to the families who are having their permanent residence / residents in the Madhya Pradesh state. The database for the families living and having their permanent address in the MP state has been created by the local bodies. These bodies are responsible to maintain and update, own and manage the population register in the Madhya Pradesh.

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Samagra ID delay hits schoolkids scholarship

BHOPAL: Scholarship schemes disbursal for schoolchildren are likely to be hit in the district with less than 50% work on Samagra Samajik Suraksha Mission ID (SSSMID) being completed. Officials blame the delay on tedious nature of generating the ID. District education officer (DEO) KPS Tomar told TOI, "Constant mapping is on of students. Almost 95% of government schools have been mapped. Total progress of the district is 46% of which most are private schools." "Also, those students eligible for scholarships have almost been mapped and will get their scholarship amount through this ID," he said. Tomar however, was not able to say exactly how many students are eligible for scholarships or how many have been mapped among them. There are 30 scholarship schemes of nine state government departments including school education department, tribal welfare department and others. School education department is the nodal agency for generating IDs. There are more than five lakh students in Bhopal, of which half the students have received their IDs. Around 30,000 government school students and around a lakh private school students have not received their IDs yet. Previously, the work was supposed to be completed by August 14. MP model of financial inclusion and direct benefit transfer has been named as Samagra Samajik Suraksha Mission (SSSM) whereby all people and families in the state would be registered on Samagra portal with their details to avail benefits. The database would be used for various direct benefit transfer (DBT) of several state and central schemes. SSSMID would facilitate tracking of out-of-school and drop out kids, students with disabilities and handicapped kids. Besides, government would also pay for students admitted under 25% of reserved seats under the RTE Act through this ID. While the Unique Samagra Family ID would be an 8-digit one for each family, members of the family would be issued a unique 9-digit Samagra Member ID after verification of documents by the civic body.

Bureaucracy in MP divided over Samagra scheme

The bureaucracy in Madhya Pradesh is divided over continuation of the state’s unique Samagra identification number which they say was in conflict with the Centre’s Aadhar scheme and was creating roadblocks in government benefits reaching the people. Sources said the issue was flagged by a section of officials during their feedback to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan following their fact-finding tours to different drought-hit districts. Based on the Centre’s Aadhar cards issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the Samagra ID is a local identification data bank aimed at efficient disbursal of government benefits. While the Samagra Family ID is an eight-digit number for each family, individual members are issued a unique nine-digit Samagra ID. Sources said that the issue was raised when the chief minister asked the officers about complaints from people that many have stopped getting pensions. A senior official is understood to have made a strong case for discontinuing with the Samagra ID and replaced by the Aadhar scheme instead as many people complained that their names were not reflecting in the state’s database. The sources said that a section of officials are in favour of stopping the Samagra scheme. However, another section of officers opposed the move and said the problem was not because of the Samagra scheme but of a government policy which stipulates that only people falling in BPL category are entitled to get pension. They suggested that if government wants to give pension to all the people then rules should be framed for them too. “The beneficiaries of government schemes have all been given Samagra IDs while Aadhar card coverage in the state is around 80%,” said Ashok Barnwal, principal secretary of food and civil supplies department. At present state government has a base of about 5.25 crore people, all of them are beneficiaries of some or the other government scheme, added Barnwal. According to sources, 16% of the Aadhar card holders do not have Samagra IDs yet are beneficiaries of various government schemes. This number translates into 1.12 crore people. If Samagra is to be replaced by Aadhar, this number needs to be addressed first, which is a humongous task. The state government started allotting Samagra identification numbers about four years ago to all the people who were beneficiaries of any government scheme. An estimated Rs 25 crore was spent on the project.

Samagra: Use the loo, get a reward

Samagra At 19, Swapnil Chaturvedi was studying electronics engineering at the Bhilai Institute of Technology in Durg, Chhattisgarh, when he fell in love with his classmate Tania Ganguly. Nineteen years on Chaturvedi is in love again. “Poop Guy—I love shit”, reads Chaturvedi’s business card. In March 2013, along with his wife Tania, he founded Samagra Sanitation, a hybrid social enterprise entity that has both a for-profit (Samagra Waste Management Pvt. Ltd) and a non-profit (Samagra Empowerment Foundation) arm working at the intersection of design, technology and behavioural science, to tackle the issue of open defecation. Samagra has partnered with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to redesign and refurbish community toilets used by slum residents. They focused on ventilation and lighting, user experience and also made the latrines accessible to the elderly and the differently-abled. They reworked the plumbing so that water was available for flushing, cleaning and washing hands. Samagra operates in three urban slums—Ramnagar in Warje Malwadi, Nehrunagar Vasahat and Shrawandhara—and looks after six communal toilet blocks. That’s 128 toilet seats and 4,300 daily users, of which 2,098 are young girls and women. To use Samagra’s toilets, slum-dwellers pay a monthly fee of Rs.75 per family. They receive an ID card which can be used at any Samagra toilet, any number of times. The toilets are managed as Samagra franchises by individuals from low-income communities, which also include three Samagra Sanyoginis (local women), who get 100% of the revenue collected, which they use for cleaning and maintenance of toilets through team of trained cleaners. “We are adding one new communal toilet block every month, that translates to 1,200 monthly users, with half of them being women and plan to influence the lives of at least 25,000 users in 25 toilet block locations by mid-2015,” says Chaturvedi. The scourge of open defecation that Chaturvedi aims to tackle is multi-layered: Of the one billion people world over who defecate in the open, 600 million are in India, according to United Nations figures. To build a toilet for all the 123 million households in India that lack one, would cost Rs.2.56 trillion (little more than the Rs.2.4 trillion India loses every year owing to poor sanitation, in terms of deaths and diseases; treating contaminated drinking water, welfare losses; loss in tourism; etc), which is approximately one-sixth of the government expenditure in 2012-13. But solving India’s public defecation problem is not going to be eliminated by just throwing money at the problem. A study conducted by the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (R.I.C.E) in five Indian states and published in June, found that 40% of households had at least one member who continued to defecate in the open in spite of having access to a working latrine at home. What is needed is an effort to change the way people use toilets, and the way they think about them—they need to see usage of toilets as being good for them. Chaturvedi recognized this and structured Samagra as an agent of behavioural change with user-friendly toilet design and a unique “LooRewards” loyalty programme. “We have stopped asking the question of why people don’t use toilets. Instead, we focus on why they should. And that is why we believe that behaviour change is key to open defecation,” explains Chaturvedi. The LooRewards platform uses community toilets as channels of user engagement to promote hygienic behaviour. It does this by rewarding the slum residents for using toilets regularly, on-time payment and performing tasks like washing of hands. For example one of the rewards is a 15% discount on low-cost sanitary napkins. To take forward this positive rub-off, Samagra has tied up with the State Bank of India to provide banking services at toilets, where users can open accounts. Chaturvedi, who worked in the US from 2001 until 2009, left his cushy job as a software engineer and enrolled in a master’s in design and management course in Northwestern University, Illinois, to help him embark on a new career in social change. He researched sanitation issues affecting the urban poor in developing countries and began working on design and business models that could be applicable to India. In August 2010, he travelled to India to test his concepts and discovered in the first few days that most of the ideas developed in the classroom were not sustainable on the ground. He dropped out of the university and began a series of experiments between 2011 and early 2013, including a small pilot constructing toilets that didn’t require plumbing, and had to be cleaned manually in Raipur (this project ended because it did not comply with the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2013), and a poop-to-power project in Bhubaneswar which too, wound up because it lacked financial sustainability. His operations in Delhi and Bangalore failed, as well. He was almost ready to give up when a friend invited him to Pune. These failed experiments eventually led to a more well-rounded business model, which involved the community and the government with Samagra. “The previous experiments taught us that context is important while designing solutions. It is critical to understand the pain point. Previous experiments helped in developing the LooRewards model,” he says. Chaturvedi decided to demonstrate the concept of a well-designed toilet that kept a user’s needs in mind to the local authorities and opened the first Samagra sandas (toilet) in March 2013 in Pune. “We had no partnership or explicit permission from the municipal authorities. It was do or die,” recalls Chaturvedi. However, they found a champion for their cause in Umesh Mali, an assistant commissioner at the PMC. In June 2013, they signed a partnership with the PMC to redesign and operate the first of the toilet blocks. According to Chaturvedi, vandalism has been reduced by 85%, usage increased by 50% and fee collection jumped by over 500%. Samagra’s community toilets become self-sustainable in six months. In 2013-14, they clocked close to Rs.3 lakh in revenue. When Chaturvedi started out in 2010, he wanted to sign on 3 million users by 2015. Now he is happy adding monthly users in the thousands. Over time he understood that others take time to accept things when you pursue something you love, in much the same way that it took his parents 10 years to accept Ganguly as his wife. First Published: Sat, Oct 18 2014. 12 11 AM IST

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