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EXCISE DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA BAGS PRESTIGIOUS DIGITAL INDIA GOLD AWARD FOR eABKARI

Newdelhi:7/1/23 a special ceremony held today at Bigyan Bhawan, New  Delhi, Smt. Droupadi  Murmu,  Hon’ble  President of  India has conferred the prestigious “Digitallndia    Gold Award”  to Excise Department for digital initiatives for ease of doing business through   e-Abkari.  Sri Sushil Kumar Lohani,  lAS, Principal Secretary  to   Government,   P.R. Department   &  Ex-Principal  Secretary  to Government,  Excise Department,  Odisha, Sri Ashish Kumar Singh, IPS, Excise Commissioner, Odisha, Sri Rama Chandra Palata, OAS (SS),Add!. Commissioner of  Excise, Sri Saidutta  Biplab Keshari Pradhan, OAS (SAG), Add!. Secretary to Govt.,  Excise Department   and  Sri  Nihar  Ranjan  Biswal,  Senior  Technical Director,  NIC, Bhubaneswar received  the prestigious award for the  Excise Department.

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 “eAbkari”  with  the  technical  support  of  NIC since 2019-20  developing  and implementing   more  than  30 online  modules  like 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 etc. as 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  record  45541  number   of  cases  have  been  detected   till December against that of 29038 in the last year till December with an increase of 56%. Further, 1310 cases have been detected  under NDPSAct this year till December against 575 cases in the last year during the same period  with  an increase of 127%. Similarly, this year till  December 6197.54 Crores have been collected   including  VAT against  that  of  5023.92  Crores  last year  with   an increase of 23%.

The Department  has done a lot of efforts  to implement  5T initiatives  of State Government  to transform  the Department  in all aspects including use of technology.

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu on the occasion of presentation of the seventh edition of the Digital India Awards in New Delhi on January 7, 2023.

IMPORTANT  ACHIEVEMENTS  OF EXCISE DEPARTMENT

ENFORCEMENT:

  • Detection of record numbers  of cases & huge seizures  made by quality intelligence inputs and continuous  & rigorous enforcement  work.
  • During 2022-23  up to December,  45541  nos.  of Excise!NDPS   cases  have  been detected  against  29038  number  of cases detected  up to December  in the last year showing  an increase  of 56%.
  • Detection of record  number of 1310 cases under NDPS Act detected  till December against  575 in the last year till December  showing  an increase of 127%.

USE OF TECHNOLOGY:

  • At present 40 number of modules  have been developed  in assistance  with NIC to provide  the  best  practices   to  the  Stakeholders   like  Label  Registration   (New, Renewal  & Modification),   Renewal  of Shops,  Grant of ON Shop License, All NOC with Permit  Pass, Management  of Spirit in the M & TP, Distillery  & Bottling  Units, e-Lottery  module  for IMFL OFF & CL Shops,  Supplier!  Brand owner  registration, Temporary   Bar  License,  Daily  Enforcement,   Criminal  Case  Information  System, Shifting  and Transfer  of Shops, Grant of Letter of Intent, e-Abkari  Support  System, Mahua  Flower  Storage  and Sale License,  Mahua Accounting,   Serious  Irregularity Report,  Daily Prevention  Raid System etc. as a process  of implementing  5T in the Department.

eLOTTERY:

  • Successful  conduct  of Lottery for settlement  total 1436 nos. of Excise Shops (1163

IMFL OFF  Shops,  222  CL Shops,  11 Premium  FL OFF  Shops  and unsettled  37

OS  Shops)  in  the  State  with  technology   support  through   e-Abkari   portal  in a transparent  manner.

REVENUE  GENERATION:

  • Ensuring  record collection  of Excise revenue of RS.7683.9 Crores in the year 2021-

22  including   VAT  through   regular   monitoring   of  lifting  position,   supply   chain management  and vigorous  enforcement  measures  in comparison  to last year.

  • This  year  6197.54   Crores   has  been  collected   till December    against   5023.92   Crores

during the same  period of last year with an increase  of 23.36% this year. INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • 107 numbers of buildings projects  have been taken of out of which 43 building have been completed.
  • 140 vehicles   have  been  deployed   by  Excise  Directorate   in different   offices  for enforcement  works.

STRUCTURAL   REFORMS:

  • The Excise Directorate  was de-linked  from the Board of Revenue  and functioning as an Independent  Directorate.
  • Total 791 posts have been created in last 2 years to curbs the excise and narcotics crime and strengthening  the department.

 

About Editor in chief

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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