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Odisha government saved 700 big trees by partially switching over to paperless budgeting in 2019-20

Bhubaneswar:15/2/20: The Odisha government saved 700 big trees by partially switching over to paperless budgeting in 2019-20 financial year.

The digitisation had substantially reduced the printing of documents during the 2019-20 annual budget, Governor Ganeshi Lal had said during his address to the Odisha Assembly before the commencement of its budget session on Friday.

“Around 700 large trees were save due to reduced printing of about 57 lakh pages,” he said, adding that plans are afoot to completely shift to paperless budgeting.

Besides, a single-page salary bill has been introduced and pension papers are now being electronically processed through the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS).

The Odisha Secretariat Workflow Automation System (OSWAS) has also been implemented in all the departments and directorates.

The Governor said that it is an effective method of storing, maintaining and retrieving a large volume of data with less paperwork, easy monitoring and tracking of files, instant approvals and SMS alerts as reminders for urgent documents.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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