Odisha CM launches SAACAR, a portal for atrocity compensation

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik today launched SAACAR- the portal for ‘Single Window Application Atrocity Compensation Assistance and Relief’.

Launching the portal on virtual platform, the Chief Minister said that the portal will help faster investigation and quick compensation payment. He said, ‘This portal will facilitate faster investigation and payment of compensation in first phase to the victims in SC-ST atrocity cases within a period of 21 days.’

He said that the Online SAACAR portal will be able to avoid the delay caused by the existing manual system of enquiry and payment of compensation to the victims. My Government is committed to the welfare of the SC-ST community and this new portal will bring a huge solace to the victims of atrocity belonging to SC-ST community, he added.

He thanked the Home Department, ST & SC Development Department and Revenue & Disaster Management Department for developing this portal. This portal will increase efficiency in delivery mechanism of Government of Odisha through the 5T initiative, he added.

Attending the programme Revenue & Disaster Management Minister Smt Pramila Mallick, ST-SC Development Department Minister Shri Jagannath Saraka and Minister of State for Home Shri Tusharkanti Behera outlined the vision of the Chief Minister for development and welfare of ST-SC communities. This is yet one more step to provide quicker justice and relief to these communities, they added.

Chief Secretary Shri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, DGP Shi Sunil Bsansal and other senior officers were present.

Secretary to CM (5T) Shri VK Pandian moderated the programme.

In his welcome address, ACS Home Shri chopra said that all the procedures since the registration of FIR including medical report, caste certificate, joint investigation report submission have been digitised completely. The compensation amount will be paid directly to the account of the victims. Director State Crime Record Bureau offered the vote of thanks.