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Secretarial review meeting has been held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Shri Pradeep Kumar Jena

Bhubaneswar:3/8/23:A secretarial review meeting has been held today under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Shri Pradeep Kumar Jena. The secretaries of all departments of the state government attended the meeting.

According to this month’s review of the ‘National Multidimensional Poverty Index’, the rate of poverty alleviation in Odisha is the fastest as compared to other major states of the country. With the aim of rural development, the previous guidelines of ‘Aam Gara Aam Vikas’ have been amended and changed to ‘Aam Odisha Naveen Odisha’ program and steps are being taken accordingly for rural development.Odisha Semiconductor Manufacturing and Fabless Policy has been approved for development and industrialization of the state.

Odisha received” Bhumi samman” award for outstanding contribution towards achieving the objectives of Digital India Land Record Modernization Programme, Scotch Award-2023 to Odisha State Agricultural Marketing Board, He highlighted the state government’s decision to pay premium share to farmers in Pradhan Mantri Crop Insurance Yojana, water conservation in the Lower Suktel project by the Water Resources Department and other notable achievements of the state in July.

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The meeting reviewed the expenditure and revenue in relation to the financial year 2023-24 as at the end of July. It was reported from the meeting that in the last fiscal year 2022-23, according to the budget approval of the state, the expenditure by the end of July was 16.43 percent, while in the fiscal year 2023-24, it is 20.97 percent by the end of this month. Similarly, the revenue collection as of July last year was 12.28% and this year it is 20.68%, which has increased comparatively.

There has been improvement in spending in the infrastructure sector, energy and mission forces. Other departments have also improved their performance. The meeting emphasized on working as per the set targets and investing the expenses. Similarly, the meeting emphasized on spending the special aid money received by the state for capital support.

Similarly, the DDs emphasized on speedy approval of the final pension of the retiring employees and reviewed the status of department-wise public grievance hearing. In the meeting, the grievances of the public rather than the employees have been raised and orders have been made for speedy decision.

Discussions were also held regarding the organization of the national conference of the chief administrative secretaries of all the states to be held in the month of October. Additional Chief Secretaries, Chief Secretaries and Commissioners and Secretaries of the concerned departments participated in the discussion.

 In the meeting, Tony Blair Institute, London made a detailed presentation regarding the successful implementation of all the programs for economic development in Odisha in relation to cooperation in technical and other fields. Finally, retired IAS Praveen Desai gave a detailed presentation on how to globalize Orissa’s wildlife sanctuaries like Shimilipal, Bhitrakanika, Satkosia.


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