Odisha to introduce E-muster roll
The Odisha government has decided to launch the e-muster roll for monitoring minimum wages and timely deposit of ESI and EPF dues on October 2.
Henceforth, wages will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the labourers in all the works that are being executed by line departments.
Under this initiative, muster rolls will be maintained in electronic format (e-muster roll) to prevent manipulation and ensure transparency. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik.
In the first phase, the initiative will be implemented in projects worth more than Rs 10 crore in the departments of works, water resource, panchayati raj, drinking water, rural development and housing and urban development.
According to the order, all departments will have the system in place by January 1 for universal implementation of the muster roll.
The cabinet, which met on Tuesday, approved a proposal of the finance department to amend the Odisha Goods and Service Tax (OGST) Bill, 2017.