The Govt. of Odisha has launched the MUKTA scheme for providing employment and weekly wages to the unemployed labor force of the state through SHGS in small-scale community infrastructure projects. However, the scheme faces challenges in implementation mainly resulting from delays in settlement of claims and ineffective project management.
MSC has proposed using digital payment systems as a tool to increase efficiency, enhance transparency and reduce delays in contract management and fund disbursement processes. Based on the field study and diagnostic assessment of the scheme MSC has proposed a holistic digital solution for scheme management and timely approval of payments to wage seekers with features such as transparent and authenticated digitized input of work progress, workflow automation, smart payment engine, and real-time monitoring of data to track expenditure and progress of the scheme.