Bhubaneswar: Odisha Excise has bagged the prestigious “Digital India Gold Award” for ease of doing business.
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has decided to honor the State Excise for their innovative digital program ‘eAbkari’, thanks to the efforts of Excise Commissioner Ashish Singh.
Mr.Singh, a hyperactive Top Cop has been engaged in scaling up State Excise and in tune with 5T initiatives of Government of Odisha, Excise Department has switched over to the digital work place “eAbkari” with the technical support of NIC since 2019-20.
It is developing and implementing more than 30 online modules as on date bringing transparent, hassle free, real time, seamless and timely service delivery eliminating physical touch points, reducing discretion and providing faceless service at door steps.
This has led to proper monitoring and strengthening of enforcement activities, curbing of illicit and spurious liquor, timely service delivery at different levels, proper supply chain management with regulation of production and manufacture and above all, change of public perception and transformation in the Department of Excise.
Settlement of all kinds of excise shops through e-Lottery process, timely issue and renewal of all licenses, brand/label registration with 100% online payment, detection and arrest in Excise and NDPS cases more than two times that of previous years.
Similarly grant of all permits, passes, shifting and transfer of ownership of shops, enforcement monitoring modules like DPR, CCIS, SIR and mobile app development for tracking of raid spots and excise shops are the glaring examples of substantial process reengineering and adoption of new technologies in the Excise realm.
These initiatives have led towards transparency, timely service delivery and transformation in the Department of Excise making it more responsive which has successfully passed the scrutiny of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India and finally bagged the prestigious “Digital India Gold Award” for ease of doing business to be conferred by the President of India on 7 January, 2023.