Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure transparency and accountability, the state government will launch the e-muster roll for monitoring minimum wages and timely deposit of ESI and EPF dues on October 2.
A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting on 5T charter regarding e-muster roll and bank payment of wages in all works of the line departments presided by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through video conferencing on Tuesday.
Under this initiative, the e-muster rolls will be initiated to prevent manipulation.
Along with this, wages will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the labourers in all the works that are being executed by line departments. This system will also ensure stricter monitoring of minimum wages and timely deposit of ESI and EPF dues.
In the first phase, the initiative will be implemented in projects worth more than Rs 10 crore in the Works, Water Resources, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water, Rural Development and Housing and Urban Development departments.
It was decided in the meeting that the Works department will be the nodal department in the initiative.
Stating that this is a critical step towards transparency and accountability in executing the works, the Chief Minister directed all departments to have the system in place by January 1, 2021, for universal implementation of e-muster roll.
He also emphasised on the use of robust technology in implementing the initiative along with enabling the legal framework.