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Orissa government to formulate e-Governance policy

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With view of facilitating the implementation of e-Governance projects in a speedy manner, the state government of Orissa has decided to take a series of initiatives. New policies on information technology and hardware production are imminent. All these proposed policies have been discussed at a recently convened meeting presided by the state’s chief secretary.

The state government had roped in the globally reputed consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers, to prepare a report on the implementation of e-Governance in 21 key departments. The report is an overview of the preparedness of these departments to implement e-governance initiatives. The report has also shed light on the manpower and hardware requirement for such departments.

Detailed project reports (DPRs) will be prepared by all the departments. The state’s chief secretary has asked different departments to prioritise the activities of the department which they would put first put to online.

According to official sources said that the Rural Development department has developed software and applied it to the accounts monitoring of different projects. The works and other engineering departments have been advised to adopt this software with modifications as per the needs of the department. The works department has also developed a project monitoring software which other engineering departments including rural development have been asked to adopt.

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