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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT - 2004
The Government of Orissa will strive to develop a well planned, robust and futuristic IT architecture in the State which will bring about positive changes in all walks of life and society, resulting in ease and convenience in transaction,augmenting employment opportunities to the educated youth and ushering higher economic growth in a definite time frame. Government will help IT reach the common citizen so as to narrow down the Digital Divide. Widespread applications of IT would establish a system where the citizens will receive good governance ensuring speed of decisions from a transparent Government through an effective e-Governance System. It will offer a hassle free, business friendly environment to the ICT entrepreneurs by framing an attractive policy package and financial incentives. It will be the endeavour to attract investments from outside into the State. A detailed document on the IT Vision of the State is available at http://www.utkal.ernet.in/itvision
The Policy will provide:
Inexpensive access to Information
Transparency in governance practice
Door step delivery of host of services
High export turnover and economic growth
State Information Technology Services Board (SITSB)
has been constituted to oversee the ICT sector in the State. This is the apex policy making body.
Department Of Information Technology
will be the administrative department in Government of Orissa in the
matters of IT, ITES and Communication.
Orissa Computer Application Centre (OCAC)
has been designated as the Directorate of the Information
Technology Department. It will coordinate and implement the ICT Policy and power the growth of IT in Government
and semi-government sectors.
Software Technology Parks of India (STPI),
Bhubaneswar under the Ministry of Information Technology
and Communication, Government of India is responsible for promotion of Export Oriented IT Units in the State.