For accurate public service delivery, Odisha plans to have social registry

News Bharati    11-Jul-2019
Bhubaneshwar, Jul. 11: In the quest to be ‘New India’, all states are working and focusing on delivering public services. Taking another step in public service delivery, Odisha government has commenced the process for the development of the ‘Social Registry’ and ‘Integrated Social Protection Delivery Platform (SPDP) for accurate and quicker delivery of Government to Citizen (G2C) services.

A national level workshop was held here on Tuesday where experts from the World Bank, various States, and the Union Government shared knowledge, experience and best practices on the matter.
Inaugurating the workshop, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said, “SPDP is based on 5T principles of the government and this will help cater to citizens’ need more efficiently.”
The need for SPDP is to build a social registry of citizens with concrete and authenticated database.
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 the departments concerned with their own database and beneficiary registers.
He said this workshop is intended to capture the requirements of respective departments and other stakeholders for establishing a social registry. The practices adopted by other States and abroad would also be looked into for working out the best-suited method in Odisha context.