Auditing of Schemes

The Government plans, prepares and implements Programmes and Schemes in the State for welfare of the general public. Some of the schemes are fully funded by the Central Government and some are partially funded depending upon the implication at a National level.

Different schemes target different categories of beneficiaries and the Government implements in a time frame manner as per the funds received from Central Government.

Both Central and the State Government require periodic reports about the progress and the status of implementation. This requires intermediate auditing of schemes. These reports also pave the way for devising new schemes in future.

Documentation of Citizen Centric Best Practices – Window of Hope by Luminous Infoways was a step in this regard. This project was initiated by Department of Administrative Reforms & Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India and implemented by Department of General Administration (AR), Government of Odisha. The main aim of this project was to document the citizen centric best practices relating to DAPs (Differently Abled Persons).

Keeping this in view, Luminous Infoways Pvt. Ltd. (CSP to State and National Portal) has conducted a survey and made consultations with the service providers and DAPs (Differently Abled Persons) under “Window of Hope” to understand the strategies and mechanism followed to it. This study is titled as “Window of Hope- A Hope Turns into Reality” with an aim to document the uniqueness of the practice and its replicability. It is hoped that this piece of documentation will be useful for policy makers, development communication-consultants, development practitioners, intellectuals, Government personnel etc.

Currently ongoing projects on the same nature are another step in this regard. They are Documentation of Citizen Centric Best Practices – A Contracting Model for procurement of services in Government Development & Operation of Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI) at Bhubaneswar. And Documentation of Citizen Centric Best Practices – Convergent Public Action in City Management.

Documentation of Contracting Model relates to documenting the procedure followed for revival of GATI on PPP mode and its sustainability and replicability in other parts of the country.

The Documentation of Convergent Public Action in City Management is about documenting the steps followed by the Government in formation of the City Management Group that would result in systematic, coherent and unified action by the all the members (various Departments of Government of Odisha) for effective implementation of the programs and schemes.