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Digital Asset Register Soon

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will be having Digital Asset Register (DAR) in coming 2-3 Months time as it is a priority of the State Government to put in place the system, which can be assessed by the citizen.

While Odisha Space Application Center (ORSAC) has been roped in as the Technical Partner in development of the Asset Register of the State, Odisha Public asset Management System (OPAMS) is being set up on a priority mode. .

In fact Government Accounting Standards Advisory Board of Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) has taken Odisha as the Piloting State, officials say.

OPAMS is a web portal, which can provide geospatial data service to the Departments of the Government and help in recoding data on both legacy assets as well as current assets.

As the OPAMS will be in place in coming 2-3 months, all the Departments have been advised to appoint a Senior Officer as Nodal Officer, who would act as a Super Administrator in the Asset Database for validating the asset data pertaining to establishments under their organization.

Nodal Officers will be coordinating with the OPAMS authorities for validation of data.

ORSAC has gone ahead in its effort in a big way and In fact it had developed and applied about 36 major GIS mapped digitized databases in 2019-20 for various Departments and Agencies.

In the meantime it has also updated geo-tagged information on roads, canals, water bodies, power networks, schools, health facilities, police stations, banks, fire stations, tourist locations, storage/warehouses among others.

The ORSAC data base and its applications were discussed at recently held all Secretaries meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra.

It was decided that all new assets being created under different departments would be captured through the portal from planning and grounding to completion, commissioning and maintenance.

OPAMS will have updated information with maps, apps, analytics and dashboards.

Mr. Mahapatra has advised the Secretaries to take it as a priority project as use OPAMS for accounting and reporting of the assets of their Department.

Departments are to take immediate necessary action for such an initiative advised Chief Secretary.

Meanwhile, ORSAC has already developed ‘Odisha KYL’ (Know Your Location) mobile app.

Through this app the user can know his own location including name of the district, block, GP, village, police station, assembly constituency, latitude and longitude, said sources.