Chief Secretary directed to make use of Bulk Disbursement Platform

Bhubaneswar: The public services prioritized under 5T framework of the departments of Finance, Odia Language & Culture, Sports & Youth Services and Science & Technology have been made online well before the timeline set by Government i.e. 2nd October, 2020. This was known from a high level review meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Asit Tripathy from  Loksba Bhawan on digital mode.

Taking a department wise review of the online systems developed by respective departments, Chief Secretary Sri Tripathy directed all departments to make use of the “bulk disbursement platform’ of Integrated Financial Management System ( IFMS) for benefit transfer under various schemes. Development Commissioner Sri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra directed all departments to utilize the online payment portal of Government taxes and dues developed by Finance department.

Review show that four services like pension to indigent sports persons, facility booking, issue of ID card for sports person, issue of weight and age certificate for sports persons  under Sports and Youth services department have already been put online. Similarly, the booking of Mandapas, under the department of Odia Language and Literature & Culture has been made online.  The department is now developing online data base of artists, singers writers and poets.

The public services like ‘online processing of pension application’, ‘online creation of permanent retirement account number (PRAN’), ‘bulk disbursement platform for benefit transfer’, ‘online payment of taxes & dues’, ‘e-GPF’, ‘online submission of year end surrender’ under the department of Finance have also been rolled out.

Science and Technology department has already developed online model for ORSAC Map services. This is a G2C service which includes online delivery of administrative and thematic maps prepared through satellite images. The department has also developed differential global positioning system and total station based survey techniques as a G2G service. Chief Secretary Sri Tripathy directed the department to explore various possibilities for utilization of the multilayer space data repository already generated by Odisha Space Application Center. The Handloom, Textile & Handicraft department is on advance stage of rolling out online issue of various training certificates. Target was set to roll it out by 15th August, 2020.

Development Commissioner Sri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Principal Secretary Finance Sri Ashok Kumar Meena, Principal Secretary Odia Language, Literature & Culture Sri Bishnupada Sethi, Principal Secretary Science & Technology Sri Santosh Sarangi, Secretary Sports and Youth Services Sri Vishal Kumar Dev, Secretary Textile, Handloom & Handicraft Smt Shubha Sharma along with senior officers concerned departments participated in the discussions.