The portal of the School Education Department has been received over one crore hits so far. School Education Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis has congratulated the officers and employees of the department connected with the development of this portal. In a novel initiative, the department had developed its portal www.educationportal.mp.gov.in in April 2008 with a view to making education more public-oriented.Number of hits on Education Department’s portal crosses one crore.Portal got several awards for better utilisation of e-governance.Salary and service-books of over three lakh employees of the Education Department online.
So far, the education portal of Madhya Pradesh has won several national and international awards and honours for its spciality and novelty. These awards include ‘Golden Icon Award’ of National e-governance of the Union Government’s Information and Technology Department, ‘Best IT Implementation Award’ by PC Quest, ‘Manthan South Asia Award’ and ‘CSI Nihilant e-governance Award’ among others.
This scheme of the Madhya Pradesh School Education Department is the first and only of its kind in entire country from the point of e-governance. On one hand, the portal has brought about transparency and promptness in the day-to-day working of the department and on the other hand salary disbursal and maintenance of the service-books of over three lakh employees of the department are also being undertaken through the portal. Details about updates about various heads remain always available at the portal including distribution of free textbooks, uniforms, cycles etc. It is remarkable that a corner of the website has been reserved for the complaints and suggestions by teachers with a view to making the portal more effective and interesting.
The wide popularity and the number of users of the portal can be gauged by the fact that thousands of surfers browse the portal daily on regular basis.