Access to data
about school education & vaccination across Punjab
Free, Open and real time data about vaccination of Punjab. Punjab's Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) department employs around 3700 vaccinators. They go door to door to vaccinate children. eVaccs project, developed by PITB in collaboration with EPI, automated the whole process ensuring vaccinator attendance in field and increasing geographical coverage of vaccination. The program has been a huge success and has been acknowledged at various international and national forums.
The Program Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU), School Education Department, employs 1100 field officers. These field officers visit all the public schools across Punjab, every month, and report key stats including student enrollment, teacher presence, the availability of utilities, and assessments. MEAs traditionally filled out extensive paper-based survey forms. In August 2014, PMIU and the School Education Department worked with PITB to develop an android app and equip MEAs with SIM-enabled tablet-PCs, allowing them to digitally submit forms in real-time. The benefits of the new monitoring mechanism have been enormous, and include real-time reporting with pictorial evidence, geo-tagging of sites visited, and automatic SMS alerts on below target performance.