Bhubaneswar: Odisha is going to launch e-muster rolls and bank payments of wages from 2nd October, 2020.

The first phase of introduction of e-muster roll and direct payment of wages directly to beneficiaries bank account would be launched from 2nd October. This initiative will be implemented in projects worth more than Rs 10 crore in the departments of works, water resource , panchayati raj and drinking water, rural development and housing and urban development.

The Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday reviewed 5T charter regading E muster Roll and bank payment of wages in all works of line departments.

Under this initiative muster rolls will be maintained in electronic format ( E Muster roll) so as to prevent manipulation and ensure transparency.

Along with this wages will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of labourers in all the works that are being executed by line departments.

This will also ensure stricter monitoring of minimum wages and timely deposit of ESI and EPF dues.

Cm directs all Departments to have the system in place by 1st January 2021for Universal implementation of e muster roll.

Reviewing the progress of implementation of this project today through video conference Patnaik said it’s an critical step towards transparency and accountability in executing works.

The chief minister also emphasised on use of robust technology in implementing this intiative along with enabling legal frame work.

Works Dept will be the nodal department in this important initiative under the 5T charter of CM

Chief secretary Asit Tripathy, development commission Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, and secretary to CM 5T VK Pandian were present at the review meeting