Raipur: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday launched mobile app and web portal for enumeration of Other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections in the population of the state in a brief program organized at his residence office here.
Baghel started the survey work for the purpose of counting by registering his own information on the mobile app.
“Providing justice to every deprived section of the society and creating equality of all kinds of opportunities for all sections is the top priority of the state government. The state government has taken several steps in this direction for the welfare of farmers, forest dwellers, labourers and landless people. In this sequence, the reservation of Other Backward Classes was increased from 14 per cent to 27 per cent by issuing an ordinance in September 2019 by the state government. Along with this, a provision of 10 per cent reservation was also made for the economically weaker sections”, said the chief minister on the occasion.
He added that some people challenged this decision of the state government in the court, after which the High Court, while staying the implementation of this decision of the state government directed the state government to submit quantifiable data.
“For the implementation of the order of the High Court, and to legally strengthen the provisions of reservation, a Quantifiable Data Commission has been constituted. The portal and mobile app launched today have been created so that the commission can complete its work in a systematic and accurate manner. This mobile app will be very convenient for the commission as well as the applicants, and with a the transparent system, the backward classes, and economically weaker sections will be counted”, he said.
The chief minister has appealed to the people of other backward classes and economically weaker sections of the state to provide maximum cooperation in the work of data collection in this survey. The 'CGQDC' mobile app prepared by Chips for calculation is available in the Chips Play Store, which can be downloaded and the desired information can be uploaded in the prescribed format. Apart from this, information can also be entered for calculation in the choice center through the web portal www.cgqdc.in.
He said that over 5549 supervisors have been appointed for the survey in the entire state. Out of which 1103 supervisors have been appointed in urban areas and 4446 in gram panchayat areas. After installing the mobile app, the applicant has to register in the app. As many as 4 login options have been given in the app for registration. Login to the app can be done on the basis of Aadhaar card, ration card number, mobile number of the head of the ration card, or the applicant's own mobile number. After login, the information related to the applicant will have to be uploaded by filling the information in a form in the app.
The uploaded information will be automatically forwarded to the supervisor appointed for the ward of the Gram Panchayat, Nagar Panchayat or urban body of the applicant concerned. As soon as the information of the applicant is received by the authorized supervisor in the area of the applicant, he will verify it. After this, the data will be saved on the server. This data will be helpful in the calculation of Other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections of the state.