Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched two new IT initiatives – ICEDASH and ATITHI – to enhance the monitoring and speed of customs clearance of imported products and facilitate foreign travelers arriving in India. Both of these measures will be critical drivers of future progress, mainly as they minimize contact and promote transparency in Customs operations. She said that ATITHI would help develop a tech-savvy reputation of India Customs and will stimulate tourism and business trips to the country.
- ICEDASH is an Indian Customs Efficiency of Doing Trade (EoDB) monitoring platform that allows the public to examine the daily Customs clearance times of import goods at multiple ports and airports.
- With ICEDASH, Indian Customs has led the way in the world in providing an effective tool that allows businesses to compare clearance times across ports and organize their operations appropriately.
- CBIC produced this dashboard in partnership with NIC.
- The CBIC website provides access to ICEDASH.
- CBIC has launched a straightforward mobile app for overseas passengers to file the Customs declaration in advance with the ATITHI mobile app.
- Before boarding the trip to India, passengers can utilize this app to register a statement of dutiable products and currencies with Indian Customs.
- ATITHI, in addition, would foster a technologically sophisticated image of Indian Customs and increase tourist and business trips to India.
- They seek to enhance the monitoring and speed of Customs clearance of imported products and make it easier for foreign travelers to arrive.
- With ICEDASH, Indian Customs has taken the lead in providing an effective tool that allows businesses to compare clearance times across ports and organize their operations appropriately. CBIC produced this dashboard in partnership with NIC. The CBIC website provides access to ICEDASH.
- CBIC has created ATITHI, an easy-to-use smartphone app that allows overseas travelers to complete their Customs declaration in advance. Before boarding the trip to India, passengers can utilize this app to register a statement of dutiable products and currencies with Indian Customs. ATITHI is accessible for both iOS and Android devices.
- [NIC is the Department of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeiTY) major scientific and technology organization, focusing on informatics operations and information as well as communication technologies (ICT) applications. CBIC is India’s central national agency in charge of GST, Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax, as well as Narcotics in the nation
The Andhra Pradesh government established the Illa Pattalu housing initiative. The Andhra Pradesh government will build dwellings for the poor under this initiative. It is also referred to as the YSR Avaas Yojana, the YSR Housing Scheme, and the Pedalaku Illu Pattaalu. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy introduced this initiative to help the state’s people by offering dwellings to individuals who had aspired to own a home.
At the time of the plan’s inauguration, the Chief Minister indicated that the scheme would also improve the state economy by providing lakhs of employment opportunities in the construction sector. He further added that the beneficiaries of this plan would receive 30,75,755 housing plots and 28.3 lakh residences. The Andhra Pradesh government is completely funding this initiative.
All applicants are notified that the AP Housing Scheme 2021 has been launched by AP Chief Minister Mr. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for the citizens of Andhra Pradesh state. All applicants are from the poorest socioeconomic groups, such as EWS, MIG, and LIG. Those who are interested and eligible and those who do not have a place to reside can apply for the AP Housing Plan and reap the scheme’s benefits. Those who have already filled out the application form can examine and download the ILLA Pattalu Final Sanction List 2021 on this web page following the official announcement.
Illa Pattalu Scheme Benefits
Beneficiaries of the Illa Pattalu plan would receive a suitable dwelling with essential facilities. Beneficiaries of this plan have alternatives, which the government provides. Beneficiaries can have their homes built according to the model unit or build their own house with government assistance. The model house will have a free lounge room, bedroom, porch, kitchen, synthetic water tank, fluorescent lighting, blowers, and Led bulbs.
The Goals of the Illa Pattalu Scheme
- Better accommodations should be made available to lower-income and lower-income families.
- Raising the level of living for low-income households.
- Encourage the development of alternative building materials.
- Provide construction workers with job prospects.
Illa Pattalu Scheme Qualification
The following are the eligibility requirements for Illa Pattalu:
- Citizens from economically disadvantaged groups, such as the low-income and middle-income groups, are eligible.
- The candidate must have an APL (Above Poverty Line) or BPL (Below Poverty Line) certificate.
- The applicant must be an Andhra Pradesh legal resident.
- The candidate should not own a home.
- If any person of the applicant’s household works for the government or lives with a family member who earns a state pension, the applicant is ineligible.
- Applicants who possess their four-wheeler vehicle are ineligible.
- If any member of the applicant’s family pays income tax, they will be ineligible.
On October 2, 2014, India’s Prime Minister launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to encourage sanitation in public spaces. Proper hygiene is excellent and essential for a healthy livelihood. Hygiene practices in hospitals are critical to preventing illnesses, providing patients and staff with a pleasant outcome, and encouraging molding behavior related to a sterile environment. Still, it becomes a requirement when we converse about healthcare institutions and available facilities.
On May 15, 2015, the Ministry of Health and Family Wellbeing of the Indian government started a national program to promote sanitation and improve the quality of public health centers. This project aims to acknowledge and reward their efforts to promote a healthy atmosphere. The Government of India’s Department of Health Welfare developed a National Initiative (KAYAKALP) to recognize public health institutions that exhibit excellent sanitation, hygiene, and infection prevention and control to supplement this endeavor. Cash awards will be offered to facilities that score 70% or above in each level of evaluation using the Kayakalp Assessment instrument (Checklist) developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The following is the reward scheme’s goal:
- Cleanliness, hygiene, and infection control practices should be promoted in public health care facilities.
- To reward and recognize public healthcare institutions that demonstrate excellent performance in adhering to hygiene and infection control standards.
- Instill a culture of continuous assessment and peer review of performance in hygiene, cleanliness, and sanitary conditions.
- To develop and disseminate sustainable strategies for enhanced cleanliness in public health facilities connected to improved health outcomes.
The following parameters will be used to evaluate the facility’s performance:
- Sanitation and hygiene are essential aspects of hospital/facility maintenance.
- Management of Waste
- Support Services for Infection Control
- Promotion of Hygiene Outside of the Hospital
The Kayakalp initiative would encourage public health facilities to strive for excellence to keep facilities clean and sanitary. Protocols for the disposal of bio-waste will also be implemented.
The Swacchta initiative in public health institutions will:
- Increase user trust
- Deliver high-quality service
- Encourage collaboration.
- Various stakeholders, NGOs, individuals, and non-profit organizations will engage in the initiative and share responsibility for establishing clean health facilities.
- The scheme would also give chances and incentives to strengthen inter-sectoral coordination to enhance state-level health systems.
- An award program will promote cleanliness, hygiene, and infection control measures in public healthcare institutions.
- It will reward success and establish a continuous performance evaluation and peer review culture to promote hygiene, cleanliness, and sanitation.