Odisha Panchayati Raj deptt to develop web app for registration of returnees

Bhubaneswar: In order to help people, who wish to return to Odisha after the COVID-19  lockdown is lifted, Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena today directed the Panchayati Raj & DW Department develop a web application at the earliest and roll out the same both for rural and urban areas.

Appropriate formats for rural and urban areas may be developed to enable people to register properly.
On the other hand, Housing & Urban Development Department has been asked to identify a nodal officer for each GP. The nodal officer will be called as Gram Panchayat Nodal Officer (GPNO) who will facilitate registration

Every GP and ULB will have a registration facility to facilitate return of the people intending to return to the State after the lockdown. The family members, relatives of such people will register with the facility. The person intending to return may also register directly with the concerned GP/ ULB. The GP/ ULB may also register the names of such people suo motu on getting information from appropriate sources.

PR&DW Department will identify a nodal officer for each GP to be called as Gram Panchayat Nodal Officer (GPNO) who will facilitate registration. Similarly, H&UD Department will identify a nodal officer for one or a cluster of wards to be known as Ward Nodal Officer (WNO). The website may contain the name and telephonic contact number of such officers for prospective applicants to contact for smooth and hassle-free registration.

Every quarantine person shall be stamped with date in indelible ink. Panchayati Raj & DW Department will requisition required quantity of indelible ink from Mysore facility for both the Departments.

Panchayati Raj & DW Dept was asked to issue the detailed guidelines and directions to the Sarpanchs to make necessary arrangements for quarantine facility including accommodation, food, water, bathing facility, sanitation and treatment.

Where persons are allowed home quarantine, proper sticker must be affixed on the front of the house. Such person(s)must be closely monitored to ensure that they abide by and adhere to quarantine guidelines of Health & Family Welfare Department.

H&UD Department may make arrangement in coordination with hotels for quarantine of people on payment by the persons who wish to avail such facility. The expenditure on such paid quarantine facility shall be borne by the person concerned who shall abide by rules, regulations and terms & conditions, if any, of the paid quarantine facility.

PR&DW Department and H&UD Department may make detailed arrangement for proper monitoring of the quarantined persons.

The expenditure on provision of temporary accommodation, food, drinking water, sanitation and medical care, etc. for the people in quarantine camps (other than home quarantine) shall be met out of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). Permanent nature of constructions may not be booked to SDRF.

Upon successful completion of quarantine period in the intuitional quarantine facility, Government in respective Departments may make all arrangements for payment of incentive for which detailed guidelines may be issued in consultation with and concurrence of Finance Department, if required.

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