Odisha CM Launches Network System For Connectivity To 247 Offices Of Rural Development Department

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched Rural Development department’s own networking system called RD MPLS VPN to ensure smooth functioning of the offices at ground level.

Speaking at the launch on virtual mode, the Chief Minister said the networking system will provide internal connectivity to the offices of the department at local level, where internet connectivity is inadequate.

The department, which carries out rural infrastructure development, is now connected to its 247 offices through Multi-Protocol Label Switching Virtual Private Networking (RD-MPLS VPN) system. All offices from Lokseva Bhawan to sub-division level will be connected in one network with uninterrupted internet facility.

The network will facilitate the use of online web-based applications to be used at field levels and further the 5T Initiative of the department in bringing transparency, effective monitoring and grievance redressal.

Naveen further said the Department is already implementing web-based applications for an array of services including Tendering, Maintenance Management, Works and Accounts Management, Financial Management, grievance redressal and several other services.

Appreciating the efforts of the department for making end-to-end automation in the tendering process, he said this will avoid human interface and thus bring in more efficiency and transparency in the management of the entire work cycle.

It may be noted the department has developed infrastructure facilities with over 1 lakh km of rural roads, facilities on 60 lakh square metre of area, 1400 completed bridges and 600 bridges under construction. The system is expected to help closely monitor the progress and maintenance of these infrastructure.

Speaking on the occasion, Rural Development minister Sushant Singh said the department is working committedly to improve the rural infrastructure following the vision of the Chief Minister.

Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, secretary to Chief Minister 5T VK Pandian, Development Commissioner PK Jena, ACS Forest, Secretary Electronics & IT, CGM BSNL were also present.

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