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Odisha Chief Minister launched nine online services of the Energy Department

Bhubaneswar: 6/8/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched nine online services of the Energy Department. These online services have been integrated into a single e-district platform and will be available to beneficiaries on edistrict.odisha.gov.in and eicelectricityodisha.nic.in.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that delivering hassle-free services to the people has always been the topmost priority of his government. We are committed to bringing about such transformations in every sphere of life, he added.

He said that these online services will be greatly beneficial for industries, commercial establishments besides the skilled electrical workforce of our State.

Reflecting the vision of transformation under 5T, he said that with the objective to empower people of our state through digital transformation, we are taking the public service delivery to the doorstep of the common man.

He added that with the new online platform, the electrical workforce of the State such as the electrical workmen, supervisors, and contractors can now apply Online for grants and renewal of their licenses.  The inclusion of online services such as electrical licensing, safety inspections, and testing shall greatly facilitate the industries.  Commercial establishments and other stakeholders in obtaining the required approval digitally without any physical interface in a time-bound manner, he said.

The CM further said that technological solutions for real-time payments shall greatly facilitate the applicants during the online application process. Digitally signed e-certificates can be downloaded by the applicants, ensuring transparency and authenticity.  Timely delivery of services at the fingertips shall be the essence of these online services, he added.

He appreciated the initiatives of the Energy Department for successfully transforming their key services online for the benefit and digital empowerment of the citizens.

Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra praised the Chief Minister for leading the state to new heights. He outlined CM’s initiatives for promotion to hockey, supply of Oxygen during the pandemic, Drink from Tap in Puri, hundred percent vaccination in Bhubaneswar, and several other examples. He also spoke on the steps taken by the energy department as per the vision of the Chief Minister.

Secretary to CM (5T) V. K. Pandian moderated the program.

Principal Secretary Energy Nikunja Bihari Dhal gave the welcome address and EIC Electricity offered the vote of thanks.

Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, Development Commissioner P. K. Jena, and other senior officers were present.

The services that are now available online are:-

  • Drawing approvals of electrical works.
  • A normal inspection of electrical works.
  • Emergency inspection and issue report.
  • Testing and Calibration of electrical instruments.
  • Workman permit.
  • Supervisor license.
  • Temporary project license for specific projects.
  • Charted electrical safety engineer certificate.

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