The Women and Child Development Ministry has proposed to use information technology-related services in delivering and monitoring of its various schemes.
"It is proposed to have an information and communication technology-enabled real time monitoring of Integrated Child Development Services driven by a common application software in eight states under World Bank-assisted restructured System Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project in a phased manner," Union Minister Maneka Gandhi told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
She said the Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme envisages a mobile/ Web-based monitoring by implementing agencies on a pilot basis.
Similarly, the Support to Training and Employment Programme of the Ministry envisages to conduct concurrent monitoring and random checking of physical and financial reports forwarded by the project implementation agency through a Technical Support Agency using MIS, she said.
"The Ministry has been preparing its policies and programmes in accordance with the priorities outlined in the Five Year and Annual Plans for inclusive growth and development of women and children... The Ministry has evolved policies, plans of action, legislations, programmes, and schemes for advancement of women and children and has been implementing them with the support of state/UT administrations and non government organisations for achieving its mandate," she said.