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New Delhi, 11 March 2016
The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar launched an interactive web portal of Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) Secretariat, under the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) of Defence Ministry, here today. The interactive portal facilitates Ex-Servicemen/dependents to submit online applications under various welfare schemes. At present, it contains website and workflow software for online submission of Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) for the sons and wards of Ex-Servicemen. On this occasion the Defence Minister also unveiled the User Manual of the interactive web-portal.
The portal, developed by NIC at a cost of Rs. 58.93 lakhs, will later contain workflow software for all the schemes of the Secretariat which will provide complete information about KSB secretariat, its welfare schemes and allied activities. It will also facilitate submission of applications online for assistance by ESM/War Widows from anywhere, anytime.
Besides reducing time for processing of the applications and release of assistance, considerably, it will also facilitate real time tracking of applications by ESM and give them status of their applications by SMSes/Emails.
The event was attended among others by the Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh, Secretary Department of ESW Prabhu Dayal Meena, Secretary KSB Commodore Rohtas Singh and other senior officials of the Ministry of Defence.