18 More Added under Public Services Act

Total number of services notified under the Act reaches 31

Published: 10th July 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The Commerce and Transport Department has notified 18 more services under Odisha Right to Public Services Act, 2012 taking the total number to 31.

As of now, online delivery of services is being done for 13 services and 18 more have been notified under the Act in June, Commerce and Transport Secretary Sanjaya Rastogi said.

The issue was discussed at a high level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Gokul Chandra Pati in the Secretariat here on Thursday. The progress of projects like automated driving test track, modernised vehicle inspection and certification centre, revenue collection and road safety were discussed in the meeting.

The Chief Secretary asked the Department to identify spots on roads that are more vulnerable to accidents with inputs from police records. Accidents committed due to reckless driving should be in the driver’s licence document, he said.

Rastogi said sensor-based technology embedded automated driving test tracks are being developed by the Department for ensuring error-free driving test result. 

Civil construction for this track has been completed in five regional transport offices (RTOs) of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj. This apart, another 12 such tracks have been taken up in various RTOs.

Modernised vehicle inspection and certification project has been taken up for checking vehicle fitness through a stringent and mechanised testing system. A model centre is being developed at Arilo in Cuttack district with an estimated cost of Rs 15.40 crore in partnership with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Five acre of land required for the purpose has already been acquired and it has been targeted to start the centre from March, 2017.

Qualitative training in heavy motor vehicle has been started on PPP mode. Ashok Leyland and Tata Motors have been selected as training partners. Ashok Leyland has already started its institute at Chhatia and trained 251 youths during 2014-15. Tata Motors has started construction of two training centres at Berhampur and Keonjhar.

It has been decided to enhance training capacity of Government light motor vehicle (LMV) training institute to 500 during 2015-16. This apart, 76 private training institutes have been empanelled for imparting LMV training. As many as 2068 youths have been trained in LMV during 2014-15.

The revenue collection of the Department has increased significantly from Rs 860 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 911 crore in 2014-15.

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