CS backs online consent management system

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Jharkhand Chief Secretary Rajiv Gauba today opined that the online consent management system is a landmark step and will go a long way in enhancing transparency in the existing processing of application and reducing the processing time of application and related paper work.

Gauba expressed his viewpoint on the occasion of inauguration of Online Consent Management & Monitoring System (OCMMS) of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board.

Briefly outlining the system, Sanjay Singh Gahlot,Deputy Director General,NIC,New Delhi,said that the Online Consent Management & Monitoring System (OCMMS) is a web based generic application software package for automating the workflow associated with Consent Management and Monitoring System.

This system exists in most State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and Pollution Control Committee (PCC) and allows the industries for the online submission of application for Consent to establish (CTE)/ Consent to Operate (CTO) & for various categories of industries/institutions.It is helpful for concerned officials of SPCB for online monitoring of various activities of SPCBs/PCC,he said additing that the OCMMS can be implemented in all the SPCBs/PCCs with minimum customization efforts.

Dwelling on the merits of the system he said that the system will improve the overall functioning and performance of the State Pollution Control Board/Pollution Control Committees. He further said that this system is very dynamic and it can be customized to roll out different applications as per requirement and a variety of modules/sub-systems has been developed in this regard. The process of online payment was also demonstrated.

Principal Secretary, Planning cum Forest Department, A.K. Singh, Industry Secretary,Himani Pandey, Chairman, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board,N.K. Mishra and officials of the concerned Department were present during the meeting.

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