Odisha plan for justice to SC/ST victims
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a portal, which will help make investigations faster, and payment of compensation to the victims of SC-ST atrocities within a period of 21 days.
Launching SAACAR, the portal for ‘Single Window Application Atrocity Compensation Assistance and Relief’ on a virtual platform on Wednesday evening, Naveen said that the portal would help with faster investigation and quick compensation payment.
The SAACAR portal will be able to avoid the delay caused by the existing manual system of inquiry and payment of compensation to the victims.
“My government is committed to the welfare of the SC-ST community and this new portal will bring a huge solace to the victims of atrocity belonging to the SC-ST community,” Naveen said.
This portal will increase efficiency in the delivery mechanism, he added.
Additional chief secretary, home Sanjeev Chopra said that all the procedures since the registration of FIR, including medical report, caste certificate, and joint investigation report submission have been digitised completely.
The compensation amount will be paid directly to the account of the victims.
Attending the event revenue & disaster management minister Pramila Mallick, ST-SC development department minister Jagannath Saraka and minister of state for home Tusharkanti Behera outlined the vision of the chief minister for the development and welfare of ST-SC communities. This is yet one more step to provide quicker justice and relief to these communities, they added.