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16th FEBRUARY 2020
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy conferred Chief Minister of the Year Award by SKOCH Group
Vijaywada, 16 January 2021: Based on a year-long study of governance projects in Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, was conferred the SKOCH Chief Minister of the Year Award. The Award was conferred on him by Mr Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, SKOCH Group personally in Vijaywada.
He has been selected the “SKOCH CM of the Year” on the basis of study of project level outcomes across various states of India. Quite of few of them from Andhra Pradesh stand out to be nationally significant. While conferring the Award on the Chief Minister, Mr Kochhar said, “YSR Rythu Bharosa Kendra stands out as an interesting model for village level procurement at a pre-announced MSP and is reporting good outcomes for the farmers. YSR Cheyutha Scheme focuses on economic empowerment of middle-aged women through giving them livelihood linked benefit for over a 4-year period, is again a great example of financial inclusion with outcomes. Similarly, schemes like Disha and Abhay that aim to enhance women safety and security have made a marked difference in the law and order perception as well as confidence level of women to go out and participate without fear.”
Similarly, initiatives have been taken across the government to respond to COVID-19 and have shown desirable outcomes. All the above and more is evident in a year-long study of 123 projects from across sectors in Andhra Pradesh.“The state has taken several revolutionary measures in the past two years to make governance more efficient and transparent. Innovative measures have been taken across sectors, the credit for which goes to Chief Minister Reddy. Such changes are focused on bringing more efficiency and transparency and ensuring inclusive growth and development.,” added Kochhar.
About SKOCH Award
SKOCH Award, independently instituted in 2003, is India’s honest civilian honour conferred by an independent organisation as a third party assessment. It is the only award in the country that is based on felt-needs assessment and outcome evaluation based on evidence. It therefore, recognises people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation. SKOCH Award is conferred for having made a definitive impact on governance improvement and growth of India. These are based on primary research, nominations and recommendations by the Collegium of past SKOCH Awardees and the Distinguished Fellows of SKOCH Development Foundation. SKOCH Award comes with a backing of reputation of more than two decades. It is distinctive for its approach of selection of awardees. The SKOCH Award not only acknowledges exceptional achievers – organisations and individuals – but also spurs institutional guidance and best practices.
About SKOCH Group
SKOCH Group is India’s leading think tank dealing with socio-economic issues with a focus on inclusive growth since 1997. The Group companies include a consulting wing, a media wing and a charitable foundation. SKOCH Group is able to bring an Indian felt-needs context to strategies and engages with Fortune-500 companies, State Owned Enterprises, Government to SMEs and Community-Based Organisations with equal ease. The repertoire of services includes field interventions, consultancy, research reports, impact assessments, policy briefs, books, journals, workshops and conferences. SKOCH Group has instituted India’s highest independent civilian honours in the field of governance, finance, technology, economics and social sector.
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