Mon receives SKOCH Award for Covid-19 response
Dimapur, May 5 (EMN): Mon district administration has been awarded Silver at the prestigious SKOCH Awards for its “Response to Covid-19”.
The award, which was the fourth for the district administration from SKOCH Group, was conferred on April 30 at New Delhi, informed an update from Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K on Wednesday.
There was no Gold award for Covid-19 response from the group this year.
The district administration initiated a slew of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 while ensuring that the basic services were being delivered to the people at their doorstep, for which it has been acknowledged.
“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,” read the update.
Mon district administration was conferred with 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 2020.
The award recognises best efforts in the areas of digital, financial and social inclusion; best governance practice in the country as well as provides a platform for the rest of the country to emulate such practices.