SKOCH Award, instituted in 2003, is awarded by an independent organization SKOCH, which recognises people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation. SKOCH Award covers the best of efforts in the area of digital, financial and social inclusion. It encompasses the best of governance, inclusive growth, excellence in technology and applications, change management, corporate leadership, corporate governance, citizen service delivery, capacity building and empowerment. and other such softer issues that get normally lost in the glamour and glitz of industry sponsored or advertising focussed jamborees. The SKOCH Award not only acknowledges exceptional achievers – organisations andindividuals – but also spurs institutional guidance and best practices in the industry.
In the 61 st summit of State of Governance conducted by SKOCH Foundation on 25 th September at New Delhi, Out of 150 semifinalists, DDU-GKY wing of Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission was announced the winner in Gold Category for Digital Database & Kaushal Panjee.