Bhubaneswar: University and high school students in Odisha need no longer run to Board of Secondary Education (BSE) office or universities to secure their provisional or migration certificates.
Now, the students can apply for these certificates online from their homes or from the common service centres as Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Saturday made eight more public services pertaining to University and Board of Secondary Education (BSE) online. The services were launched through online public service portal ‘lokseba.odisha.in’ today at the secretariat.
Launching the online system, Padhi directed Centre for Modernising Government Initiative (CMGI) to make the online services completely free of human interface in coming months.
Further, the Chief Secretary asked CMGI to link the online service portal with Government dues payment system so that the citizen would not be required In visit the office physically for clearing up the fees and dues.
Padhi further directed to deliver the online services within the specified time period as per Odisha Right to Public Services Act, 2012 enacted by the state government for timely and hassle free delivery of services to the citizens.
Outlining these newly-added online services, General Administration and Public Grievance Principal Secretary Ashok Kumar Mama said, “Henceforth, six public services of School & Mass Education Department and two public services of Higher Education department would be available online through common application portal.”
“The schemes of school & mass education department included duplicate copy of the High School mark sheet, duplicate copy of board certificate, issue of verification of certificates, issue of verification of mark sheets, issue of migration certificate from BSE, Odisha and issue of provisional pass certificate/mark sheet,” he said.
Similarly, the services of higher education department included issue of provisional university certificate/mark sheet and issue of University migration certificate.
Principal Secretary School & Mass Education Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra said, “Students need not run to board or university to apply for these certificates. They can apply for these online from their homes or from common service centres. The applicants would have to create a user ID and password on the portal and apply for the required service. There would also be the facility to pay the fees online. After submitting the application the applicant would get an auto generated acknowledgement mentioning all details of his application.”
“The application would be processed online. After final approval by the sanctioning authority, the applicant would get an auto generated SMS in his mobile telephone to download the certificate at his end,” he added.
Mohapatra also informed that steps were being taken to digitise all old certificates for digital locker system. Available data show, as of now 341 services of 25 departments have been notified under ORTPS Act specifying procedure and the time limit within which the services would be delivered to the citizens from the date of application.
Notably, so far 88 public services including eight of today have been made online. Apart from that, Common Application Portal Link has also been provided for 28 other services. Steps are on to make these linked services online shortly.