Odisha’s Excise Department Presented E-Governance Award In New Delhi

Bhubaneswar: The Excise department of Odisha government has bagged the 20th Computer Society of India, Special Interest Group on e-Governance Award.

Ashish Kumar Singh, Excise Commissioner and Nihar Ranjan Biswal, Senior Technical Director, NIC, Bhubaneswar received the Award on behalf of Excise Department at a special function held at Delhi Technology University on Saturday. The Excise department won the award for computerisation and IT initiatives.

As part of the state government’s 5T initiatives, the Excise department has switched over to the digital work place “eAbkari” with the technical support of NIC since 2019-20. It has developed and implemented more than 40 online modules like e-Lottery, Instant issue & renewal of Excise licences, brand label registration with 100% online payment, DPR, CCIS, SIR and mobile app development for tracking of raid spots and excise shops etc.

It has ensured transparent, hassle-free, real time, seamless and timely service delivery eliminating physical touch points, reducing discretion and providing faceless service at doorsteps. It has also led to proper monitoring and strengthening of enforcement activities, curbing of illicit and spurious liquor, timely service delivery at different levels, proper supply chain management with regulation of production and manufacture and change of public perception and transformation in the department.

The Excise department has also bagged Digital India Gold Award for digital initiatives for ease of doing business through eAbkari and SKOCH Group Silver Award for the ICT Intervention this year.

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