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State Expresses Inability to Meet SECC List Date

Published: 06th July 2015 06:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2015 06:18 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Even as the Centre has released socio-economic and caste census (SECC) 2011 on Friday, the State Government has once again expressed its inability to publish the final list by July 15.

Since verification of more than 1.10 lakh claims and objection applications received from enumerated households is not complete and required manpower at the charge centres not in position, publication of final list before July 31 is not possible, the State Government has informed the Centre.

The Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), the nodal agency for field data entry operations, had promised to complete the entire exercise of uploading the claims and objection in claims and objection tracking system (COTS) application and generation of final list by July 31.

“Required technical manpower has not yet been positioned by the service provider of ECIL at the charge centres for uploading data in COTS application software,” Panchayati Raj Secretary DK Singh wrote to Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD).

This was in response to the June 24 letter from the Economic Advisor from the RD Ministry asking the State Government to publish final list of SECC-2011 before July 15.

So far, block development officers have received 5,85,292 claims and objections applications out of which 4,73,404 have been disposed of.

Surprisingly, the SECC web portal shows that only 1,631 claims have been received of which 1,594 applications have been accepted, two rejected and 35 are pending, Singh said.

After facing several technical problems in uploading data, the State Government made several communications to ECIL and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to solve the problems. Since the two public sector units failed to address the problem in time, the process got delayed.

The issue was taken up at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary GC Pati on June 2 and attended by CMD, ECIL. It was decided at the meeting to send a team of SECC cell to BEL, Bangalore to sort out the software issue and accordingly, the issue were resolved.

The EICL CMD promised that the final list will be generated by July 31. However, the desired progress has not ben achieved due to shortage of technical manpower at charge centres.

“I seek your intervention to advise the CMD, EICL to extend their support to complete the exercise by July 15 as mutually agreed,” Singh said in his letter to MoRD Additional Secretary Amarjeet Sinha. Earlier, the Centre had set May as the deadline for publication of the final caste census list.

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