Field officers to issue fire safety recommendations and certificates in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: In a bid to ensure fire safety in all types of buildings/occupancies on the state, the Government of Odisha on Tuesday decentralized to the field level officials the power of issuing fire safety recommendations and certificates.

The move of the State government will meet hassle-free service delivery under the 5T initiatives of governance.

“The new reforms will ensure that applicants need not come to the Directorate of Fire Services from far off areas to obtain the fire safety recommendations and Fire Safety certificate, said an official release.

The field-level officials will issue such certificates expeditiously after following the procedural formalities, it added.

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As per the new norms, fire safety certificates will be issued within the 18 days of receipt of application. This move of the Government will bring about a radical improvement in the process of obtaining fire safety certificates.

The whole process will also be covered under ‘Mo Sarkar’ from 1st January 2020 to take random citizen feedback on service delivery.

The State government has also decided that the whole process of obtaining fire safety certificates and fire recommendations would be made online and best of practices will be implemented from 1st April 2020 as part of 5T charter of Governance.

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