Bengaluru: To achieve the ambitious plan of driving e-governance and improved citizen services across all 114 ULBs (Urban Local Bodies) in the state, the Government of Odisha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nanadan Nilekani’s eGov Foundation on 21 November.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik and other dignitaries from the Government of Odisha and eGov foundation.
Under the MoU, eGov Foundation will provide a full stack of municipal services applications along with its flagship DIGIT Platform (Digital Infrastructure for Governance, Impact & Transformation) for Urban Governance.
The application suite includes a Dashboard, ULB Portal, Public Grievance Management, Finance and Accounting, Property Tax Management, Trade License, and Online Building Permission System which will be accessible through web and mobile app.
“This partnership would entail both Odisha Government and eGov Foundation driving their efforts towards initiatives that enable and position Odisha at the forefront of a citizen-centric, participatory governance. Bringing municipal services closer to citizens and enabling civic employees, Odisha aims at strengthening the social and economic performance of the cities and it’s urban development,” said G. Mathivathanan, IAS, Principal Secretary
“As a step further to foster e-Governance in the state, Odisha has adopted the twin strategies of boosting the efficiency of civic employees even as the delivery of municipal services are strengthened. Partnering with eGov Foundation will help Odisha Government accelerate adoption of information technology to reach scale, increase impact, and elevate the service delivery standards & mechanisms,” said Sangramjit Nayak, IAS, Director of Municipal Administration.
Viraj Tyagi, CEO, eGov Foundation, added, “This partnership with Odisha Govt is aimed at bringing citizens closer to the government with easy to access and transparent services and improving the accountability and capacity of civic employees by providing them tools and data to do their jobs more efficiently.”
Earlier in November, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) had also launched an ‘Intelligent Urban Exchange (IUX) Command Centre’ for Smart Cities, an IUX governance solution that integrates diverse municipal event data and external sources such as video and displays them as geospatial visualisations on an Integrated City Operational Dashboard.
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