Bhubaneswar, Mar 6: The State cabinet today gave post facto approval to the announcement made by Chief Minister on March 8th 2020, for creation of new department namely Department of Mission Shakti.
The new department will help to go long way in strengthening the SHG( self help group) initiatives already undertaken by departments and agencies and bringing it all under one platform providing greater focus, synergy and avoiding duplication in activities, an official release said.
It will help to ensure linkages at all levels and to establish effective interactive platforms for the community & the Government, for strengthening of the SHG movement across the state. This will avoid conflict of command, ensure better service delivery and effective monitoring, optimum utilization of human resources & will improve for linear administrative mechanism for SHGs and their federation network. There will be single point of contact by external stakeholders, the release added.
Mission Shakti, the umbrella organisation for SHG movement since 2001, will contribute towards overall administration & programmatic coordination of women SHG centric development programme bringing all the existing administrative control & manpower into one fold i.e. Department of Mission Shakti.
Staff working under Directorate of Mission Shakti & OLM will come under the new Department as such, wherein the targeted & specific assignment can be given to a pool of human resources in a more organised manner. This department will work for SHGs & their federations both rural and urban areas.