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Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know

[ecis2016.org] Assam’s Orunodoi Scheme aims to ensure that all poor households get basic groceries, fruits, vegetables and medications, via subsidies provided by the government.

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: What is it?

On December 1, 2020, the government of Assam launched the Orunodoi Scheme to alleviate financial crises in poor households. The scheme aimed to ensure the growth and upliftment of households with incomes below the poverty line. The Assam Orunodoi Scheme was launched to ensure that all poor households get basic groceries, fruits, vegetables and medications, at subsidised rates.

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Orunodoi Scheme: Basic details 

Name of the scheme Assam Orunodoi Scheme
Launch date December 1, 2020
Launched by Government of Assam
Amount of financial assistance provided Rs 830
Beneficiaries Women of poor households
Category Government schemes
Objective Provides financial assistance to poor families
Implemented by The Finance Department of Assam
Application mode Offline
Official website https://www.orunodoi.in/orunodoi/login

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The objective of the Orunodoi Scheme

The government of Assam launched the Orunodoi scheme on December 1, 2020, to aid poor households in reaching and meeting at least their basic demands. The scheme has more than 22 lakh beneficiaries and has proven to be a boon for poor households.

The Orunodoi scheme enables families to access food and medicines, helping them meet their basic survival needs. This scheme eliminated the financial crisis for many poor families.

Beneficiaries of the Orunodoi Scheme

The scheme covers almost 20 lakh beneficiaries. The scheme’s benefits are provided to female members of poor families. This move will help empower the women and improve their status within the families. Families with widows, differently-abled and unmarried girls will be given preference over others.

The money usually gets transferred to the bank accounts of all beneficiaries within two months.

Orunodoi Scheme: Subsidy amount

The subsidies will help the beneficiaries to procure the eligible goods at cheaper rates, thus, enhancing their survival. 

Item Amount
Medicines Rs 400
50% Subsidy for 4 kg of pulses Rs 200
50% Subsidy for 4 kg of Sugar Rs 80
Fruits and Vegetables Rs 150
Grand Total Rs 830

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Orunodoi Scheme: Eligible beneficiaries

The following beneficiaries will be eligible under the Orunodoi Scheme:

  • Families with widows, unmarried women and differently-abled women.
  • Families with a divorcee female.
  • Families with the National Food Security Scheme cards.
  • Families not having ration cards for free rice will get preference.
  • Families who own two or three-wheelers under self-help groups can avail of the benefits.

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Assam Orunodoi Scheme: Who gets priority?

  • Disabled/handicapped women
  • Separated women
  • Divorcee women
  • Unmarried women
  • Widow

 

Orunodoi Scheme: Who is not eligible

  • If any family member has a government job or works under the PSUs, the family will not be eligible to get the benefits of this scheme.
  • Families with 15 bighas of land, four-wheelers, refrigerators, income above 2 lakhs and own tractors, are not eligible.
  • Families owning washing machines and ACs.
  • Families that do not have any female members.
  • Former or current members of parliament or legislative assembly.
  • Doctors
  • Engineers
  • Lawyers
  • Chartered accountants
  • Architects
  • Income tax payers

Orunodoi Scheme Assam: Benefits

The scheme, introduced by the Finance Department of Assam allows direct bank transfer of the financial assistance to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries, that is, the women of poor households.

  • The total amount of benefits reaped by poor households will amount to Rs 10,000. The amount of benefits will be about Rs 830 per month.
  • A total of Rs 2,800 crores has been reserved for the scheme. Every year, about Rs 10,000 will be given to each of the families covered under the scheme.
  • The amount will be transferred directly into the bank account of females of the families covered under the scheme.
  • The government will also be adding the provision of sanitary napkins for women, under the scheme.

 

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: Implementation structure

  • The Finance Department of Assam will be responsible for implementing the scheme.
  • The Assam Orunodoi Scheme will be implemented under the leadership of the commissioner and the secretary of the Finance Department.
  • The district-level implementation of the scheme will be supervised by the deputy commissioner, aided by a district-level monitoring committee.
  • An Orunodoi Sahayak, who will be paid Rs 15,000 per month, will also be appointed in every legislative assembly, for two months, to help implement the scheme.
  • The district-level monitoring committee will determine the educational qualifications of the Sahayak.
  • After the deliberations, the district level monitoring committee will appoint the Sahayak under the leadership of the deputy commissioner.

 

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: Selection procedure

The selection procedure has been described below.

  • The district-level monitoring committee will prepare a list of eligible beneficiaries.
  • The preliminary selection of the families covered under the scheme will be done at the gram panchayat or urban local body level.
  • The preliminary selection bodies will prepare a checklist-cum-undertaking as per the eligibility conditions.
  • The checklists are collected and submitted to the district-level monitoring committee for further processing.
  • The district-level monitoring committee prioritises the beneficiaries according to various benefits.
  • This district-level monitoring committee then ensures the collection of other details and bank account information from these families.
  • After this, uploading, validation and corrections to the details are done.
  • Next, this information is received by the Finance Department and the bank account transfers are made.
  • The list is updated every year to make sure that there can be addition and removals of families, as and when they become eligible/ineligible.

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Application procedure for the Orunodoi Scheme

Beneficiaries who wish to avail of the benefits of the scheme, need to fill the application form. The application form will be similar to the image shown below: 

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know 

You can click here to download the application format. 

Download the form, print it out and fill the application form with all the relevant details. Then, submit the form to the gram panchayat or urban local body. 

 

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: How to login to the portal?

  •     Visit the official website at https://www.orunodoi.in/orunodoi/login.

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know 

  •     In the login section on the right, select your user type.
  •     Enter your username or mobile number along with the password.
  •     Enter the captcha code.
  •     Click on login.

 

Orunodoi Scheme Assam: How to view application status?

Step 1: Go to the official website at https://www.orunodoi.in/orunodoi/login. 

Step 2: Select ‘View Status’ at the bottom of the page.

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know

 

Step 3: Choose your district from a list of districts that appear.

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know

 

Step 4: You can scroll and locate the details or enter the name or beneficiary number in the search box.

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know

  

Step 5: Click on search and your status will be displayed.

 

Orunodoi Scheme: How to view beneficiary status 

Step 1: Go to the official website at https://www.orunodoi.in/orunodoi/login. 

Step 2: Select ‘View Beneficiary Status’ at the bottom of the page.

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know

 

Step 3: Select your district and enter the last 7 digits of your beneficiary number.

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know

 

Step 4: Click on search. The beneficiary status should appear on the screen.

 

 

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: How to submit grievances

Step 1: Go to the official website at https://www.orunodoi.in/orunodoi/login. 

Step 2: Select ‘Submit Grievance’ at the bottom of the page.

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Step 3: A page similar to the one shown below, will open.

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know 

 

Step 4: Fill all the relevant details and click on ‘Submit your Grievance Application’.

 

Orunodoi Scheme: How to raise a complaint

Step 1: Go to the official website at https://www.orunodoi.in/orunodoi/login. 

Step 2: Select ‘Raise a Complaint’ at the bottom of the page.

Assam Orunodoi Scheme: All you need to know

 

Step 3: The complaint form will open up. Enter the required details and click on submit.

  

Orunodoi Scheme: Contact details 

If you still have any queries about the scheme or want to get in touch with government officials, you can write to orunodoidbt@gmail.com.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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