BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has set a target to implement e-office in Collectorates of 20 districts in the current financial year while the rest ten districts will be covered by the end of December 2016.
It was revealed during the inauguration of e-offices for IPICOL and Directorate Horticulture on Saturday by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here. A meeting was arranged in the conference hall of IPICOL for the purpose.
Chief Secretary said that the basic aim of e-office is to improve turnout, reduce turnaround time, and ensure more accuracy, quality and transparency in the governance.
This would be helpful for timely delivery of services to the people, he added.
Padhi advised the administrative reform wing of the Department of General Administration and NIC to expedite the process for implementing e-office at the directorate and district levels. Additional Secretary, Administrative Reforms of GA Department, RS Gopalan said that as of now e-office has been put in place in the offices like Commissioner, Commercial Tax, Commissioner Transport, IPICOL and Directorate Horticulture.
Center for Modernizing Government Initiatives (CMGI) in collaboration with National Informatics Center (NIC) is implementing this project. Target has been set to implement it in Collectorates of 20 districts in the current financial year. The rest of the districts will be covered by the end of December 2016.
The Director, Horticulture Susanta Nanda launching the file movement through e-office on occasion said that all 63 officers and five sections of the directorate of horticulture have been connected through e-office.
The Nodal Officer of e-office IPICOL Susanta Kara stated that all 500 current files of IPICOL have been scanned and put in the system. All 49 officers in 8 sections of IPICOL have also been connected to it. The senior officers of IPICOL, CMGI and Directorate Horticulture were present on the occasion.