Odisha government has begun laying
emphasis on good governance in bringing about qualitative delivery of services.
People build up confidence in the system
when they get timely and appropriate services as per their entitlement without
many hurdlers or without running from pillar to post. The secretaries of all
the administrative wings have been directed advised to undertake sample checks
of the actual service delivery at filed level, said Chief Secretary, Mr. Aditya
Chief Secretary presiding over a
high-powered meeting on April 11 further directed that the certificates having
long period validity like education, caste, birth, death, nativity etc be
issued once physically. Such certificates once issued should be stored in open
public data base under digital locker so that concerned authority or the
individual himself can down load it as and when necessary. The citizen will not
be required to go through the process once gain to get an updated certificate.
Development Commissioner Mr. R.
Balakrishnan participating in discussion suggested having regular interface
among training institutes of different departments so that the available
infrastructure can be put to maximum utilization. He also advised to have
direct linkage between the content of learning in the institutes and actual
operations being done in departments. It was decided to constitute a committee
for making a detail plan for achieving better synergy among the institutes in
terms of infrastructure and resources.
Special Secretary General
Administration Mr. Ashok Kumar Meena presented the updates about the progress
in implementation of Odisha Right to Public Services Act (ORTPSA). As of now,
around 44.12 lakh applications have been received in 14 departments under this
Act out of which 33.65 lakh applications have been disposed. The balance
applications are in process. Chief Secretary directed to dispose those
applications within the prescribed time limit.
Review showed that as per earlier
directions of Chief Secretary, CMGI has already prepared Service Delivery
Manual under ORTPSA for each notified service involving nodal officers from 22
major service dealing departments. Chief Secretary Sri Padhi directed Principal
Secretaries and Secretaries to review the manual of the services of their
departments and finalize those for publication. CMGI is developing the Common
Application Portal for all online G2C services in various departments. The
departments like Home, Social security & Empowerment of persons with
disability , Skill Development , ST & SC Development, Works, Fisheries
& Animal Resource development, Cooperation and Higher Education have
adopted it. Other departments were advised to adopt the same portal.
Chief Secretary also reviewed fiscal
performance of the departments during the financial year 2016-2017. It
was seen that State Plan expenditure during 2016-17 increased by 8.19%
over the previous year. The total state plan expenditure in 2016-17 was around
Rs 43,896 cr against the expenditure of Rs.40, 572 cr during the FY 2015-16.
The utilization in agriculture and allied sector was around 92% of the total
budget estimate of Rs. 11,943 cr. Similarly, the infrastructure spending
crossed 90% of the total budget estimate of Rs. 13,938 cr. Social sector
spending followed the similar pattern with total expenditure of around Rs.17,
559 cr by end of March, 2017. The revenue collection from own tax resources touched
Rs.22, 802 cr against the total own tax collection of Rs 22,526 cr during
2015-16. The Collection from non-tax revenue has also touched Rs.30, 2328 cr.
Commissioner Mr. R. Balakrishnan along with Principal Secretaries, Secretaries,
Commissioners and Special Secretaries of various departments participated in