The Department of Higher Education, Himachal Pradesh, has
launchede-PASS (Electronic Payment & Application System of
Scholarships) Software, a Project for Online System of
Scholarships for Himachal Pradesh, sponsored by the Department of
Information Technology (DIT), Govt. of India, and developed by
the Centre for Good Governance (CGG), Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh),
through the Website
http://hpepass.cgg.gov.in, w.e.f. 2013-14.
All Scholarship Schemes (except Minority Scholarship Schemes &
Disabled Scholarship Schemes) of the Departments of Higher
Education for Class IX onwards, are covered under this Software /
http://hpepass.cgg.gov.in, starting from Online Application
Filling by the beneficiaries, with the help of the Schools /
Colleges and concluding at Online Cash Transfer through Direct
Benefits Transfer (DBT).
The e-Pass will be quite useful ensuring that
the Scholarship Amount actually goes to the genuine beneficiary
in a time bound manner as he / she will not have to wait for any
Cheque / Draft to avail the Scholarship Benefits. e-Pass will
also minimise the possible chance of any duplicacy / double
payment. All beneficiaries studying outside the state, will also
be benefitted by the e-Pass, as they can apply online for the
Scholarship Schemes, through the given website, from anywhere.
e-Pass goes with the demand of the time of Computerization and it
minimizes huge expenditure on stationary, etc.