Bhubaneswar: State Transport Commissioner Sanjeeb Panda on Saturday wrote to all Regional Transport Officers asking them to take effective measures to eliminate influence of middle men/agents in RTOs.
Panda asked the transport officers to lodge FIRs against any agents/middleman trying to enter the RTO premises under section 188 of IPC. He also directed the officials to enforce some regulations like issuing different coloured ID cards to officials, installation of CCTV cameras outside offices, and opening of e-KIOSKS to make the paperwork as hassle-free as possible.
Panda also asked the RTOs to introduce band system to identify authenticate persons in transport offices.
As per the suggestion, Government employees will wear blue band while service providers will wear green band and employees of Smart Chip Ltd will wear yellow band. They all have been asked to conspicuously display ID cards in office.
The development came after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the Transport Department to make Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) free of middlemen,