Shradha Bhagat

Shradha Bhagat

Placed at:   Lohardaga, Jharkhand

Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, Jharkhand

Prior work experience:

  • Worked for one year as Project Coordinator in Prayatn Sanstha, Rajasthan, Dholpur where I worked on issues like promotion of girl child education, eradication of gender based discrimination and creation of strong village institutions.
    Worked for 15 months as Program Manager in Organization named Seva Kendra, West Bengal, Siliguri mainly on education sector for children who were engaged in stone breaking activities especially children belonging to tribal community and Bangladeshi migrants

One key work during fellowship

  • Direct Benefit Transfer was geared up in Lohardaga district in 2013. officials in the district and blocks were confused as how this scheme will be carried out, how banks are going to function, what will be the actual benefit, how the data systems will be maintained and so on. There was a lot of pressurization from the State government for preparing the data base, getting them seeded and mapped by bank so that Aadhar based payment can be done.

What was done:

  • PMRDFs were engaged in preparing formats for the data base, coordinated with villages, blocks, district, banks, state level UIDAI team and so on. Suggestions were given for organizing Camps for collecting Aadhar numbers of every beneficiary concerned with the relative scheme.
    UIDAI mapper was developed by the state Government, where all the Aadhar numbers of the beneficiaries were uploaded & were checked time to time by us. If found active, such beneficiary was recorded for payments through Aadhar.


  • As I was looking after National Social Assistance Program, in the year 2013 total beneficiary seeded & mapped with bank was 5551. Our of this, 2092 beneficiaries went through Aadhar Based Payment system.