Odisha State Beverages Corporation goes online for cashless transactions


Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Beverages Corporation Limited ( OSBCL) has adopted online payment module on Friday to encourage cashless transactions.

The online payment module of the Corporation was inaugurated by chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the conference hall of the Corporation located in the Fortune Towers.

Padhi said, “This is another step towards ease of doing business which is a priority area of the state government. The module will enable quick and transparent transactions thereby helping the retailers to do their business without hurdles from Corporation side.”

While congratulating the Corporation for this e-governance initiative, the chief secretary directed them to initiate steps for automating other operations like go-down management, inventory management up to retail level etc of the Corporation.

Excise secretary Bishnupada Sethi said that the online system has been developed within a week following the active support of the State Bank of India and National Informatics Center, Bhubaneswar.

OSBCL started its journey towards online e-governance from August 2015. It has own the National Level Skoch Award in 2016 because of smart and successful e-governance applications, he added.

He reiterated that this online payment module would make the business of the Corporation hassle free and more transparent and would facilitate real-time transaction tracking.

Available data shows that the Corporation has nine depots in various places like Chandikhol, Khordha,  Nirgundi, Angul, Sambalpur, Balasore, Berhampur, Rayagada and Bolangir. There are near about 1600 retailers attached to these depots.

In the first phase, the online payment module would be implemented in Chandikhol depot. The system would be rolled out to other depots within a period of 2 to 3 months said IT manager of the Corporation.

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