CM Naveen Patnaik begun clearing files through Odisha Secretariat Workflow Automation System
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has begun clearing files through the Odisha Secretariat Workflow Automation System (OSWAS). The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has adopted the new system, which aims at lessening the paper works, said Chief Secretary JK Mohapatra.
Mohapatra while chairing an All-Secretaries Meet on Friday revealed the information to the Secretaries and advised them to adopt the IT tool and technology for efficient administration. While most of the officials are showing interest in this regard, a few are still not convinced about the effectiveness of the OSWAS, leading to slowdown of the process in their departments, sources said.
The Chief Secretary made it abundantly clear that the OSWAS would be fully operational as the Government intendeds to automate the functions of the departments, said a senior Secretary. Development Commissioner, Injeti Srinivas would review the progress of OSWAS on January 16, the meeting decided.
With the Chief Minister is clearing the files in the OSWAS, now the other Ministers would also send the files to the CMO in the OSWAS, said the sources. So, the Private Secretaries of the Ministers would be trained and would be provided passwords to handle e-files, said IT Commissioner-cum-Secretary Madhu Sudan Padhi.
Padhi informed the Secretaries’ meeting that due to physical barriers, the Departments like Tourism & Culture and Sports & Youth Affairs are lagging behind in implementing the OSWAS. Both the departments are outside the State Secretariat building. However, the Department of Information Technology is making all-out efforts to connect all the departments with the OSWAS, said Padhi.