Odisha News Insight

Chief Secretary seeks 44 More Services under Public Services Act

Chief Secretary Gokul PatiIn another step towards good governance and maintaining transparency in delivery of public services, Govt of Odisha have notified 89 citizen oriented services under Right to Public Services Act out of which 37 services have been made online. This has been presented in a high level review meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Gokul Chandra Pati today in Secretariat conference hall wherein

Principal Secretary Information Technology Sri G. Srinivas appraised the updated status and outlined the issues for discussion. OMEGA, the in-house technical team of Govt. of Odisha made the presentation on online service availability of these notified services. Reviewing the progress, Chief Secretary Sri Pati has directed to make other 44 services of 5 departments online by May, 2015 through service plus system of NIC.

The departments have also been asked to identify more number of services to be notified under the Act. IT and GA departments have also been advised to make all notified services available through online system. It may be pertinent to mention here that Govt. of Odisha had passed this landmark legislation, Odisha Right to Public Services Act in the year, 2012 to provide public services through a transparent and time bound process.

Available data shows that 13 services of Commerce & Transport, 3 services of Finance, 3 services of Fisheries & Animal Resources, 2 services of Health & Family Welfare, 8 services of Higher Education, 15 services of Home, 22 services of Housing & Urban Development, 12 services of Revenue & Disaster Management, 1 of Women & Child Development, 1 of Rural Development, 2 services of Scheduled Tribe & Scheduled Castes Development and 7 services of School & Mass Education Department have been notified under the Act. Out of this a total number of 37 services delivered by respective Departments have been made online.

The delivery of services are being monitored through a dedicated software under Centralized Monitoring System (CMS). Apart from this, a number of other IT initiatives have been applied by various Departments under e-Governance programme. These include e-districts and e-Dharani project of Revenue Department, e-Municipality project of Housing & Urban Development Department, CCTNS project of Home Department, e-Prenana project of Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Castes Development Department, SARATHI and BAHAN project of Transport Department and VATIS project of Finance Department.

Chief Secretary, Sri Pati has directed to make additional 7 services of Home Department, 8 services of Higher Education Department, 16 services of Housing & Urban Development Department, 6 services of Revenue & Disaster Management Department and 7 services of School & Mass Education Department online through service + system of NIC by May, 2015.

Addl. Chief Secretary, Finance, R. Balakrishnan, Principal Secretary, GA, Sri Niten Chandra along with the senior officers from NIC, OCAC and OMEGA team participated in the discussions.

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