The performance dashboard, ‘Empowering Tribal - Transforming India’ is part of Digital India Initiative with a vision to empower Scheduled Tribes and bring efficiency and transparency in the system. The portal is an interactive and dynamic online platform that showcases real-time details of 11 schemes and initiatives of the Ministry for achieving relevant SDGs. The portal was launched by Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog and Shri Ramesh Chand, Member NITI Aayog on 9th August 2020.
Additionally, the dashboard captures performance of 5 Scholarship Schemes of the Ministry wherein every year about 30 lakh underprivileged ST beneficiaries reap benefits of approximately INR 2500 crores. The dashboard also displays the details of functional schools under Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) scheme, schools under construction along with district wise details of students in various EMRS schools. Ministry also provides funds to various NGOs working in the area of education and health. The dashboard maps district wise NGO details along with the funds provided. Centrally Sponsored Schemes including Post Matric and Pre-Matric Scholarship, share their data with the ministry from by States.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs also monitors STC (Schedule Tribe Component), wherein 41 Ministries spend a fixed percentage of their budget for welfare and development of Scheduled Tribes. In 2019-20, 41 Ministries in more than 275 schemes allocated a budget of Rs 51,000 crore. The performance of all these Ministries can be seen on various parameters in the Dashboard along with various e-initiatives of the Ministry.