In another bid towards transparent governance and quick service delivery, Chief Secretary Sri Gokul Chandra Pati has directed to adopt Integrated IT application across all departments. Chief Secretary has given this direction to various departments while presiding over a high level meeting on IT Application Procedures held in the Secretariat conference hall today morning. Sri Pati has emphasized that various IT applications adopted by different Departments should be brought into interactive modes with each other. All the applications should be oriented towards delivery of definite services within the rameworks of good governance.
It has been decided in the meeting that a common IT Procurement Procedure will be prepared to acilitate an integrated IT application in all the Departments and agencies of the Government. Chief Secretary Sri Pati has advised that since there is a difference between civil and IT contracts, the draft IT procurement and application procedure should take into accounts various contours of IT application such as continuous upgradation, intellectual property rights, data recovery on the face of disasters, ensuring continuous support to the software and integration of the software with overall plan objectives etc. The various aspects of IT procurement like ‘ideal bid’ process, scope of the software, mode of procurement, RFP (Request for Proposal), Empanelment of the agencies, selection criteria for subcontracting,
3rd party quality evaluation, fixing of liabilities etc. were discussed in the meeting. Chief Secretary Sri Pati has directed IT Department to prepare the draft procedure within 15 days taking into account OGFR, IT Policy of Govt. of Odisha and IT guidelines of Govt. of India.
The Addl. Chief Secretary Revenue & D.M. Dr. Taradatt, Principal Secretary IT Sri G. Srinivas, Secretary Information & Public Relations, Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Sri Madhusudan Padhi, Secretary Panchayati Raj Sri D.K.Singh, Commissioner Commercial Taxes Sri Manoj Ahujha, Secretary Handloom & Textiles, Smt. Chitra Arumugam, along with senior officers from the concerned departments participated in the deliberation.