26 new services added to Odisha Right to Public Services Act

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16:

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved an inclusion of 26 new services across three departments to Odisha Right to Public Services Act (ORPSA) 2012. ORPSA is meant to reduce corruption among the government officials and to increase transparency and public accountability.

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The Act so far includes 63 different services across 10 different departments. After the latest inclusions, the number of services offered reach 89.

Among the new additions, 15 services are offered by Housing and Urban Development Department, eight of them are offered by Higher Education Department and three of them by Animal Husbandry Department.

The 15 new inclusions under Urban Development Department are:


  • Issuance of certified copy of building plan within seven days
  • Park and community hall booking within two days
  • Land usage and related information within three days
  • Issue of conveyance deed within 30 days
  • Issue of no dues certificate within 30 days
  • Property transfer sales deed within 30 days
  • Permission for mortgage within 30 days
  • Ownership transfer of land or house within 60 days
  • Complaints related to garbage cleaning within three days
  • Repair and replacement of street lights within 10 days
  • Holding tax assessment within 30 days
  • Road cutting permission within seven days
  • Road restoration permission within 15 days
  • Issuance of birth and death certificate copy within seven days
  • Sewage overflow, blockage and minor leakage maintenance within 48 hours

The eight new inclusions under Higher Education Department are:

  • Issue certificate of CHSE managed higher secondary or similar exams within seven days
  • Issue of pass certificate-cum-memorandum of marks/ Migration certificate/ Course leaving certificate in correspondence course within seven days
  • Provisional pass certificate/ Mark sheet of universities within seven days
  • Migration certificate within 30 days
  • College leaving certificate within three days
  • Authentication of original certificate within 2-7 days
  • Disposal of memorandum with regard to block grant/ GIA within 15-30 days
  • Issue of NOC for passport, vigilance, foreign tour and higher study within 7-15 days

The three new inclusions under Animal Husbandry Department are:

  • Issue of registration certificate for fishing license within 15 days
  • Issue of renewal fishing license within 15 days
  • Issue of animal health certificate within 5-7 days

It may be noted that the, Right to Public Services legislation comprises statutory laws, which guarantee time bound delivery of services for various public services rendered by the Government to citizens. It also provides a mechanism for punishing the errant public servants, who fail to provide the services stipulated under the statute.

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