Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda will virtually receive SKOCH Challenger Award conferred to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for e-Governance on Saturday.

The award has been given to the Ministry for its IT-led initiatives and other transformational initiatives leading to outcome-based performance improvement.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has taken up several transformational initiatives recently. It has digitised all the processes leading to a paperless office, monitoring is data driven and a performance dashboard is on a real time basis. There is transparency with tribal related data available in the public domain. Mr Arjun Munda said, there is a dramatic change in the approach to policy making and action. He said, the government wants evidence-based policy making which will be realistic and address the problems of tribals at the grass root.