Performance management system in agricultural sector extended to panchayat level

30/07/2020 at 6:41 PM

Bhubaneswar, July 30: In another step towards realization of 5T objectives,  Dakshyata, the performance management system in agricultural sector has been extended to panchayat level from Khariff season of the current year.

This was decided at a high level monitoring committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy here at Lokseba Bhawan recently.

 Reviewing various contours and parameters of the system, Tripathy advised other departments to emulate basic architect of the system through customization as per their schemes and programmes. The departments were advised to adopt the objective parameters that actually effect transformations at the ground level.

Tripathy said, “The objective criteria of assessment will identify the real performers by eliminating the subjective prejudice and human errors”.

Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra advised to make the assessment real time through Geographic Information System (GIS) links.

 It was decided to recognize the top performers through various non-monetary incentives in their service carrier.  Principal Secretary Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment Saurabh Garg said, “Dakshyata system has been designed through a consultative approach spreading over nine months with various stakeholders. More than 400 suggestions received from ground level officers have also been considered and addressed while developing the system.  

All group-B and group-C officers viz. Assistant Agriculture Officer, Assistant Agriculture Engineer, Agriculture Overseer, Village Agriculture Worker, Asst Horticulture Officer, Horticulture Overseer, Horticulture Extension Worker, Asst Soil Conservation Officer, Soil Conservation Overseer, Soil Conservation Extension Worker engaged in field level operations will be considered under this initiative”. The performance would be assessed in every month, and, each one can see his/her own position in the Dakshyata portal.

Director Agriculture Muthu Kumar appraises that the performance would be based on the broad components like scheme implementation, 5T implementation, priority area interventions and risk management. A score card of 100 marks designed by the department was deliberated and ratified in the meeting. The measurement criteria for each of the activity were also defined. The software would have inbuilt online MPR reporting with geo-tagging of the operations and the beneficiaries.  Among various data base verification techniques embedded with Dakshyata, there would be one ‘agriculture extension app’ and another ‘decision support system app’ for measuring performance of filed level workers.

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