Aditya Padhi

Procure MSME Products Without Compromising With Quality: CS

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Wednesday advised departments to promote Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MS&MEs)  operating in the by procuring required products from them without compromising the quality of the products.

Presiding over all secretaries meeting here, Padhi asked IT secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena to set up one e-waste disposal centre in Bhubaneswar and issue advisories to various offices and educational institutions about the right way of e-disposal.

Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan advised all departments to prepare an appropriate plan of expenditure during budget sessions of the Assembly so that normal flow of funds for implementation of the projects do not suffer.

Home secretary Asit Tripathy,  present at the meeting, was asked strictly to enforce the ban on gutka sale near the educational institutions. All departments were advised to open their Facebook and Twitter accounts and upload valuable information for people.

Chief Secretary further directed the departments to speed up the implementation of the projects, monitor the expenditure regularly and achieve at least 25% of expenditure by the end of June.

Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan advised the departments to make online reconciliation of expenditure by using the facility already made available in iFMS software. The departments were also asked to use utilisation certificate monitoring system for submission of utilisation certificates in time.

The departments were also encouraged to make use of financial advisors to go into details of the software and advise the department accordingly.

It was decided in the meeting that Finance department would prepare frequently asked questions (FAQs) for all departments, containing advisories about which matters need to be referred and which not, to save time lost in routeing many project files.