The Odisha Excise Department has bagged the 20th Computer Society of India, Special Interest Group on e-Governance Award.

The Excise Department’s e-Abkari computerization has been selected for the award of recognition under project category for 20th Computer Society of India, Special Interest Group on e-Governance Award.


A team of officers will participate in one day event full of e-Governance track sessions at Netaji Subhash University of Technology, New Delhi on Saturday on March 25, 2023. The Award has been presented to Excise Department for computerization and IT initiatives, informed Excise Commissioner Ashish Kumar Singh in a statement.

It is pertinent to mention that in tune with 5T initiatives of Govt. of Odisha, Excise Department has switched over to the digital work place “e-Abkari” with the technical support of NIC since 2019-20 developing and implementing more than 30 online moduleslike e-Lottery,Instant issue & renewal of Excise Licenses, Brand Label Registrations with 100% online payment,DPR, CCIS, SIR and mobile app development for tracking of raid spots and excise shops on date bringing transparent, hassles 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 & 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.

This year the Excise Department has bagged the prestigious Digital India Gold Award for ease of doing business and President of India has conferred the Award on 7th January, 2023. Further, the Department has bagged Skoch Award for the ICT Intervention.
This year record 50028 number of cases have been detected till January against that of 33064 in the last year till January with an increase of 51%. Further, 1459cases have been detected under NDPS Act this year till January against 646 cases in the last year during the same period with an increase of 126%, the Excise Department said.

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