Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: In another step towards e-governance, the Odisha government on Saturday converted the Directorate Horticulture and Ipicol to e-office.

The two e-offices were inaugurated by chief secretary Aditya Parsad Padhi.

Speaking on the occasion, Padhi said the basic aim of e-office is to improve turnout, reduce turnaround time, and ensure more accuracy, quality and transparency in the governance and timely delivery of services to the people.

Replying to a media quarry, additional secretary, General Administration (Administrative Reforms) said 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.

“A target has been set to implement it in the collectorates of 20 districts in the current financial year while the remaining districts will be covered by end of December this year,” he added.

Director, Horticulture Susanta Nanda, said all 63 officers and 5 sections of the Directorate have been connected through e-office.

Nodal officer of e-office IPICOL Susanta Kar said all 500 current files of IPICOL have been scanned and put in the system while 49 officers in 8 sections of IPICOL have also been connected through it.