E-Office Launched In 52 Odisha Government Offices

Bhubaneswar: E-Office in 52 Odisha government offices including 41 subordinate offices were launched on Tuesday.

Developed by National Informatics Centre, e-Office is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Programme of the government. It is implemented by the Centre for Modernising Government Initiative (CMGI) in Odisha with an objective to usher in more efficient, effective and transparent inter-government and intra-government transactions and processes.

Launching the e-Office, Chief Secretary Pradip Kumar Jena appreciated the efforts of the CMGI. “The CMGI has progressed a lot in implementation of e-Office in more than 1,000 government offices. It has done commendable jobs in developing the e-governance modules for timely and transparent delivery of G2C and G2B services online, quick resolution of public grievances trough e-grievance system, effective management of human resources in Government establishments, automation of public offices, seamless transaction between the Directorate and the Secretariat, online training modules for Government officers, and creation of platforms for virtual meetings.”

CMGI, the administrative reforms wing of General Administration and Public Grievance department, has improved service delivery and governance by way of moulding knowledge and technology in the perspective of procedural requirements, he added.

E-Office is built as single reusable system by bringing together independent functions and systems under a single framework to enhance transparency, increase accountability and transform the government work culture and ethics.

Its software has been designed to abolish the movement of hard copies within an organisation and integrate various unrelated activities. It is based on open technologies and web-based platforms, which is user-friendly. The user can access the system using standard internet browser after necessary authentication.

The complete system works with a centralised back-end database to store the necessary structured information, keyed in by the user. In Odisha e-Office has been implemented in 836 government offices to operate office functions remotely.

Satya Priya Rath, Executive Director, CMGI said, “Online processing of files is one of the key elements of bringing efficiency and transparency in business process of government. Government of Odisha is one of the front runners in the country in use of digital technology for file processing through successful implementation of OSWAS.”

After the launch of the e-Office in 41 subordinate offices of Directorate of Fisheries, online files were processed by Suresh Kumar Vashishth, Principal Secretary & Prof Kamaljit Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Madhusudan Law University.

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