Acknowledged for their commitment towards helping one another in achieving the benefits of various schemes that India Post has launched, our Haqdarshaks were facilitated at their staff annual award function in Alwar, Rajasthan on March 24th, 2017.
Photo: Our Isaathi Haqdarshaks from Alwar, Rajasthan with the award and certificate.
The award was conferred upon Team Haqdarshak for showing an exemplary record in
helping the department open 350+ accounts in a short span of time. The award ceremony was done by Mr. Amanpreet Singh (Senior Suprintendent Inspector of Post Offices Alwar)
Photo: Our field coordinator, Yogesh Sharma taking the award at the hands of Mr. Amanpreet Singh (Senior Suprintendent Inspector of Post Offices Alwar). .
A Haqdarshak is equipped with a mobile application through which she can conducts a screening of a citizen in a door-to-door service. For each individual, a list of schemes open up, post screening, that the citizen is eligible for. Upon agreement, a Haqdarshak also fills the forms, collects documents and applies for these schemes on behalf of the applicant.
These 25 Haqdarshaks have helped the department open up 275+- Jan Dhan accounts, 70+ Sukanya Samridhi Accounts, 8+ Atal Pension and 2+ Rural Post Life Insurance in Alwar District. Our top performer Pinky Ji has individually processed 105 applications.
Haqdarshak wants to extend gratitude to Mohan Singh Ji who invited and helped us achieve this goal.
Women’s day is not about giving women free spas, discount vouchers, buy one-get one free pizzas. It is about empowering them in truest sense, making them aware of their rights and freedoms, letting them get an education, be independent and free.
Haqdarshak is a platform that helps Indian citizens benefit from various welfare schemes and facilities that the state and individual entities have provided for. Mostly we are unaware of the provisions that we can utilise from, hence miss the initial steps that could push our journey ahead towards a better life.
Here are seven schemes from all over the country that one can use to help a girl child grow into a young confident and empowered woman.
As the day is celebrated to acknowledge the struggle that has gone into bridging the gap, breaking the glass ceiling, these schemes are just the starting points of making the girls step forward, out of their homes to attend schools, to have their own businesses, and to attain financial independence.
Get informed and share with the ones who can benefit the most.
Tata Isaathis, our Haqdarshaks at a Digital Fair in Faridabad, Haryana confidently spreading the word about various schemes.
Ladli aims to promote socio-economic development of the girl child by providing education-linked financial assistance to girls born in Delhi, which they can claim after they have passed class X and attained the age of 18 years.
Sukanya Samridhi Yojana
The scheme ensures savings accounts for the girl children at higher rate of interest: 8.6%. The account can be opened by a parent or a guardian.
The benefit is extended for a maximum of two girl children only of same parents, unless it is a triplet.
Right to Education
Be it a girl child or a boy child, RTE has been an instrumental scheme in taking us all to a highway to better lives. For girl children specifically,
Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, ensures 25 per cent seats would be reserved in unaided schools of all boards from playgroup level to Class 8 for free education to be provided to disabled children or children belonging to economically weaker section or those belonging to deprived castes or minority religious groups. For girl children specifically, this is a very helpful first step to move forward as empowered women.
Apki Beti, Hamari beti
In Haryana to level up the gender ratio, the Ministry of Women and Child Development have launched a financial aid scheme to the families where a girl child is born. All SC families whose 1st girl child is born on or after 22 January 2015 will receive one time grant of Rs.21,000/-
Education Loan Scheme under Haryana Women Development Corporation Ltd
Education Loan Scheme for female students to pursue higher education at Graduate/ Post Graduate/ Doctoral / Post Doctoral level in the country and abroad. Under this scheme Corporation will give interest subsidy of 5% to the banks to reduce burden on the student. Applicant can a domicile of Haryana or her parents must be employees of Govt Of Haryana.
Mahila Samrudhi Yojna
To make them women self reliant and self sufficient, this scheme provides for one time financial assistance up to Rs. 30,000 provided to women belonging to SC category earning an annual income of up to Rs. 1 lakh for setting up a business.
Mahila Adhikarita Yojana
The scheme aims to help Safai karamcharies/scavengers and their daughters. The scheme provides for loans of up to Rs 75000 to be provided to these women for small business at 5% interest rates.
Team providing information on scholarship schemes of Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) in Rajasthan - More than 100 applications processed in one week .
We hit off with the first training of the employees of Basix CSC centres in Nashik who will be using Haqdarshak app to inform citizens about the eligible schemes and support in end to end completion of the application process. It's a perfect match since the Basix team is extremely experienced in interacting with the government departments due to their day to day work and Haqdarshak mobile and web application will help them in screening citizens for their eligible schemes on a real time basis.
Now, all citizens in Nashik served by these CSCs can avail Haqdarshak service and get benefits under various schemes implemented by Government and Private Organisations. We will be gradually expanding the service to all centres across Maharashtra and India.
Training for the first batch of Haqdarshak's was conducted on April 08, 2016 ('Founding Day'). Since then we have held multiple trainings in urban and rural communities for deployment of Haqdarshak. They will be providing last mile service to each citizen to get benefits under eligible government and private schemes using our technology and in turn earning a livelihood and tons of satisfaction for themselves. Please write to us if you wish to work with us to make it possible at a big scale.
We are delighted to announce that Haqdarshak has been selected amongst the top 10 global innovations as part of the Global Innovation Challenge hosted during Sankalp Global Summit 2016. Global Sankalp Summit, an initiative of Intellecap, is one of the largest events in the world, connecting high-impact enterprises with other key players across the value chain to help them reach scale. The event was held in Mumbai from April 20-22, 2016. The Haqdarshak team thanks Sankalp team and the Jury members for recognizing us with this honor.
The event organized by Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI), IIT Delhi, and Tata Trusts brought together 25 organisations from 14 states at the IIT Delhi. These organisations were all working on noteworthy issues like improving access to electricity in rural areas, providing access to education to underprivileged communities, improving sanitation, and developing tech solutions to maximize social impact.
NDTV did a nice video of the Innovate for Digital India Challenge, where we're one of the top 10 finalists.
We are delighted to announce that Haqdarshak has been selected as a winner of Anthahprerna 2015, a TiE Bangalore initiative.
From their website: "Anthahprerna is a TIE Bangalore initiative that recognizes entrepreneurs for their articulation and the path to realizing their vision and innovation. It is not a business plan competition though the business viability and feasibility is a factor. It is a competition that acknowledges, and rewards, the future potential of the entrepreneur."
The Haqdarshak team thanks TiE Bangalore for recognizing us with this honor.