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Naveen Patnaik launched the Odisha Agni-Shama Seva Online Portal

Bhubaneswar: 31/7/20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the Odisha Agni-Shama Seva Online Portal for issuance of Fire Safety Certificates to different categories of buildings through online mode. As many as eight services would be available to the public through online mode. The Chief Minister has asked the Fire Service Department to include all other services by 2nd October this year.

Launching the online portal, the Chief Minister said, “I am delighted to launch Odisha Agni-Shama Seva Online Portal today for issuance of Fire Safety Certificates to different categories of buildings on online process.  This will enhance efficiency, improve transparency, and help provide timely services without actual human interaction.

This is a priority area of my Government under 5T Initiatives that aim at bringing Transformation in governance through parameters of Technology, Teamwork, Transparency, and Time.

I understand that with the launching of this portal, eight services could be availed by the citizens on online mode to obtain Fire Safety Certificates for high rise buildings, multiplexes, shopping malls and clinical establishments, etc.

Minister Captain Dibya Sankar Mishra said the Fire Service Department has been providing an impressive service in disaster response.  It will be developed into a multi-sector disaster response force.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said that providing online approval to general public is a significant step forward in providing hassle-free services to the public. D.G. Fire Services gave the welcome address and IG Fire Services offered the vote of thanks.

Development Commissioner, Principal Secretary Home, Secretary to CM (5-T), Secretary ET & IT, and senior officers of the Fire Services Department were present on the occasion.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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