Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik Friday launched the Odisha Agni-Shama Seva online portal for issuance of Fire Safety Certificates to different categories of buildings through online mode. As many as eight services would be available to the public through online mode. Other related services would be available by 2nd October 2020.

Launching the online portal, the chief minister said, “I am delighted to launch Odisha Agni-Shama Seva Online Portal today for issuance of Fire Safety Certificates to different categories of buildings on online process. This will enhance efficiency, improve transparency and help provide timely services without actual human interaction.
This is a priority area of my government under 5T Initiatives that aim at bringing transformation in governance through parameters of technology, teamwork, transparency and time.
I understand that with launching of this portal, eight services could be availed by the citizens on online mode to obtain Fire Safety Certificates for high rise buildings, multiplexes, shopping malls and clinical establishments etc.
The remaining services mandated should also be integrated in the portal and be made available to the citizens before 2nd October, 2020 as per our commitment to the people of the State.”

Minister of State Home Dibya Sankar Mishra said the fire service department will be developed into a multi-sector disaster response force. Chief secretary Asit Tripathy said that providing online approval to general public is a significant step forward in providing hassle free services to the public. D.G. Fire Services Satyajit Mohanty gave the welcome address and IG Fire Services offered the vote of thanks.
Development commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, principal secretary home Sanjeev Chopra, Secretary to CM (5-T) VK Pandian and secretary ET & IT Manoj Mishra were present on the occasion.