Bhubaneswar:9/7/19: In another step forward for accurate and quicker delivery of G2C services, State Government have initiated the process for the development of the Social Registry and Integrated Social Protection Delivery Platform (SPDP) in Odisha.
A national level workshop to this effect was held here today wherein the experts from World Bank, various States and Government of India shamed knowledge, experience and best practices in the matter.
Inaugurating the workshop, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said, “SPDP is based on 5T principles of the Government and this will help in catering to citizen’s need more efficiently”. Padhi added, SPDP needs building up a Social Registry of the Citizens with concrete and authenticated database. He further emphasised on the appropriate and ethical use of the data incorporated in Social Registry.
Outlining the objectives of the Workshop, Principal Secretary, Finance, Ashok Kumar Meena said: “State has a wide variety of social assistance programmes which account for a large share of GSDP annually. These programmes are administered by concerned departments with their own database and beneficiary registers.” Development of an Integrated Social Registry would make identification of beneficiaries more transparent. quicker and accountable. This would also reduce the costs involved in the transmission of benefits and services to the targeted beneficiaries.
The one day Workshop was organised in two sessions including outlining and inaugural session and technical session. John Blanquest, Expert front World Bank presented the practices of social protection platform being followed its sonic countries. Saurabh Tiwari Joint Secretary, Central DBT Mission shared the national perspectives on DBT implementation. Senior officers from the States of Telangana and Rajasthan shared the experience of their respective States with regard to the development of social registry and DBT.
The Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner Asit Kumar Tripathy, Agriculture Production Commissioner G.K. Dhal, Principal Secretary IT CJ Venugopal, Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment Saurabh Garg participated in the deliberations.