More Schemes In DBT Fold


Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Tuesday said the Social Registry and Integrated Social Protection Delivery Platform (SPDP) in Odisha is based on the 5-T principle of the State Povernment to cater to citizen’s need more efficiently.


Mr.Padhi, addressing a national level workshop in this regard here which was attended by  experts from World Bank, various States and the Union Government to share knowledge, experience and best practices in the matter, also emphasized on appropriate and ethical use of the data incorporated in Social Registry.

Development Commissioner  Asit Kumar Tripathy, Agriculture Production Commissioner GK Dhal, ACS E&IT CJ Venugopal, Principal Secretary Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Saurabh Garg participated in the deliberations.

"SPDP is based on 5T principles of the Government and this will help in catering to citizen's need more efficiently," Mr.Padhi said adding, “SPDP needs building up a Social Registry of the Citizens with concrete and authenticated data base.”
 
Outlining the objectives of the Workshop, Principal Secretary Finance Ashok Kumar Meena said, "State has a wide variety of social assistance programs which account for a large share of GSDP annually. These programs are administered by concerned departments with their own data base and beneficiary registers".

Development of an integrated Social Registry would make identification of beneficiaries more transparent, quicker and accountable, he said. 
This would also reduce the costs involved in transmission of benefits and services to the targeted beneficiaries, Mr.Meena added.

"This workshop is intended to capture the requirements of respective departments and other stakeholders for establishing a Social Registry. The practices adopted by some States within India  and countries abroad would also be looked into for working out the best suited method  in  Odishan context,” the Principal Secretary said.

The one day Workshop was organized in two sessions including outlining and inaugural session and  technical session.  
An expert from World Bank John Blanquest presented the practices of social protection platform being followed in some countries. Joint Secretary, Central DBT Mission Saurabh Tiwari shared the national perspectives on DBT implementation. Senior officers from Telengana and Rajasthan shared the experience of their respective states with regard to development social registry and DBT.

The issues relating to data net connectivity in the State, last mile benefit delivery to people in unbanked areas, alternative means of service delivery like India Post, Fait Prince Shops, Self Help Groups, Common Service Centers, Small Saving Agents, Banking Correspondents, augmentation and authentication of citizen data base, adherence to personal data processing rules, continuous, establishment of data exchange etc figured in the deliberations. 

Odisha has been implementing DBT since last three years. Presently, the State DBT Cell is functioning under the administrative control of Finance department. An online portal entitled 
https://dbt.odisha.gov.in  has been made operational.
Notably, so far 17 schemes of both the State and Central Government have been uploaded in the portal. The schemes like Seed subsidy, National food security, Agriculture Technology Management Agency ( ATMA), Post-Matric scholarship for ST,Sc , OBC and EBC students, MGNREGA, PMAY ( Gramin and Urban), ASHA workers Incentive, Angan Wadi Workers honorarium, Supplementary Nutrition Programme, Urban Livelihood mission,  Sarva Sikshya Yojana ( SSA) Rastriya Swastya Bima Yojana ( RSBY) , Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana, Odisha Input subsidy for seed, Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana, KALIA, Paddy procurement, MAMATA, Medhabruti Scholarship have been undertaken under DBT.Steps are being taken to bring more schemes under DBT fold
 


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