AWARDS AND SPORTS
In the education sector, the West Bengal education department has topped the Skoch award in the country. The department has been awarded various inventive schemes like student credit cards and free smartphones for HS-level students.
The state’s education department will receive the ‘Star of Governance-SKOCH Award in Education’ on 18 June 2022 in New Delhi as a part of ‘The India Governance Forum’.
The award will be received by the Education Minister of the state.
According to the ‘SKOCH State of Governance Report 2021’, West Bengal has topped in the Education sector nationally.
The award, instituted in 2003, recognizes efforts in digital, financial, social inclusion, governance, inclusive growth, technology and applications and corporate leadership. The award will be given to the people, projects or institutions for their extraordinary achievements in contributing to the society.
It encompasses the best of governance, inclusive growth, excellence in technology and applications, change management, corporate leadership, corporate governance, citizen services delivery, capacity building, empowerment and other such softer issues that get normally lost in the glamour and the glitz of industry-sponsored or advertising focused jamborees.