Shivaram Rathod

210 Shivaram RathodPlaced at:   Sonepur, Odisha

Education: in Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Prior work experience:

  • Worked for 15 months as a Java Developer at LoudCloud Systems Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai

One key work during fellowship

  • Large number of cases asking for pensions at grievances in the background of opaque and tedious procedure for granting pensions

What was done:

  • Single window camps were conducted at each Gram Panchayat in the district and every pension seeking beneficiary was registered using a software developed at the District NIC office. Eligibility of the beneficiaries was established in a time bound manner, and the priority list for the sanctioning of pensions was was made available online on the district website.


  • About 22,000 eligible beneficiaries have been identified in a time bound manner resulting in removal of grievances involving pensions. A transparent and paperless process for sanctioning pensions has been established at the district. The District Administration has been awarded Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Governance and Public Service Delivery by the Government of Odisha for the year 2014-15