Naveen Patnaik Current Affairs

Odisha Government launches Biju Sishu Surakshya Yojana to nurture HIV positive orphan kids

The Odisha Government launched the Biju Sishu Surakshya Yojana, a scheme to nurture the orphan and HIV-infected children residing in different child care institutions and orphanages. 

The main aim of the scheme is to facilitate care and protection towards orphans and HIV infected children of the state. It will act and supplement for providing additional resources and complementary modalities to the existing centrally sponsored schemes. 

Under this scheme
  • Financial support will be given to promote the primary, higher education and for the securing of the future and rehabilitation of HIV-infected children.
  • State government will bear the educational expense of these children and provide them scholarship for higher education among other benefits.
  • The scholarship will be provider to top three meritorious students of the each district of the state and each student who passes the HSC examination will get Rs. 20000.
  • State government will deposit Rs. 1000 in the Sukayana Samridhi accounts of the girl children till they attain the age of 18 years.


Odisha Government launches citizen portal

Odisha Government has launched citizen portal to facilitate citizens with various services.

This facility was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneshwar.

Key facts

  • The citizen portal will provide services like character certificates, issuance of FIR copies, tenant’s verification, registration of missing permissions, employee’s verification and registration of lost property.
  • It will also provide permission for taking out processions and rallies, permission for holding events and performances, permission for holding protests and strikes.
  • Citizens also can track the status of their complaints registered by them on the citizen.
  • Using this portal citizens directly lodge their FIR complaints with police without visiting any police station or higher police officers.
  • Thus this quick delivery system will benefit the society particularly those living in remote areas at large and enhance the image of police.