Bhubaneswar:10/5/18;Reviewing performance of the Law.Industries and Education Department, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed recruitment of Legal Assistant Lawyers on mission mode to boost Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Scheme. The scheme will provide easy access to justice to the weaker sections of the society & ensure free Legal Aid to the citizens,focus on manufacturing industries to create more employment opportunities for the youth along withdirected expediting establishment of Odia University and setting up Career Counselling cells in all 52 Government Colleges.
Highlights from the review:(Law Department)
- Courts of Civil Judge-cum-J.M.F.C. in 199 Blocks out of 314 Blocks so far, to be established in remining 115 blocks soon
• Legal Assistance Lawyers for Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Yojana engaged in 337 GPs
• 30 Special Courts established for expeditious trial of women related offences.
• Special courts for trial of ST & SC cases established
• 3808 Lok Adalats held and about 23 lakhs cases disposed
Chief Minister Shri Patnaik directed all officials to ensure faster completion of courts in all blocks and to expedite the hiring of Legal Assistant Lawyers so that justice is meted out to the needy at all levels
Chairing review of Invest Odisha, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaikdirected focus on manufacturing industries to create more employment opportunities for the youth. Highlights from the review:
- Odisha ranked as number one state in investment implementation ratio in the country
• 144 projects got single window clearance in last six years with total value of ₹1,83,026 crore and employment potential of 1,35,500. Out of that, 127 projects were cleared in last 4 years
• Majorinvestments grounded in apparel, food processing and downstream metal sector with brands like Coca Cola, Indo-Nissin, Aditya Birla Fashion, Apar Industries etc.
• GO SWIFT – First of its kind Single Window Portal in India to ensure investor convenience.
• Investment commitments worth Rs.3.64 lakh crores from Odisha Investors’ Meet in Mumbai and Bengaluru and Make In Odisha Conclave in Bhubaneswar
Chief Minister Shri Patnaik stressed promotion of downstream clusters with vision to achieve 50% value addition to primary metals produced in the State by 2030.
Reviewing activities of Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed expediting establishment of Odia University and setting up Career Counselling cells in all 52 Government Colleges in 2018-19. Highlights from the review:
- 75,203 laptops distributed in last 5 years among students for Rs 156 crore and 65,102 scholarships awarded in 2017-18
• Full waiver of fees for Degree & Post-Graduation Studies in Odia from 2018-19
• Kalinga Sikhya Sathi Yojana (KSSY) to promote higher education by providing study loan @ 1% Interest
• 5 lakh girl students covered under self-defence training program
• Establishment of 4 State Universities, 1 Private University and 8 Model Degree Colleges, 5 Training Centres in Universities
• Creation of 20,000 hostel seats for students & two Regional Directorates
• Relaxation of percentage marks for Vyasa Kabi Fakir Mohan Senapati Scholarship
• Amending scheme guidelines of Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana for better coverage
Chief Minister Shri Patnaik directed timely sanction and disbursement of scholarships and empanelling of only reputed Coaching Institutes based on their success.
Health & Family Welfare Department,
Chairing review of Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik directed expeditious completion of Hospital and Medical College at Kalahandi and construction of 500 bedded hospitals of four new Government Medical Colleges at Baripada, Balasore, Bolangir and Puri. He lauded the Department for launch of various free health services like NIDAAN, SAHAY and AMA CLINIC. Highlights from the review:
- Better than national average – Dropin Infant Mortality rate since 2000, improvement in institutional births & full immunization in children
• Malaria deaths down from 17 between Oct 2016 to Mar 2017 to 0 in Jan-Mar 2017 to Jan-Mar 2018
• Over 70 Lakhs beneficiaries provided health cover upto ₹3 Lakh with Government expenditure of ₹825 crores
• Public Private Partnerships – PHFI, LV Prasad Eye Institute, TATA Trust, Narayan Hrudayalaya, Glocal Health Care Ltd, CMC Vellore, CDAC
• Publicity of NIRAMAYA and availability of approved medicines at all Drug Distribution Centres must be ensured at all times
• Additional vacancies may be created to absorb all eligible applicant doctors.
• Special incentive to the extent of 50% of Basic salary may be given to all Specialists.
• The process for recruitment of AYUSH Doctors on contractual basis to fill up vacancies must be initiated immediately.
He directed officials of the Department to take up construction of all healthcare infrastructure on mission mode and ensure its completion as well operationalization to ensure maximum health coverage for people of the state.