Odisha bags two prizes at Tech Sabha Awards

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government bagged two prizes at the recently-concluded Tech Sabha Awards. It was awarded for iLMS and State COVID Dashboard.

Awarded in the category of enterprise applications (ERP/CSM/CRM), Odisha Government’s Integrated Legal Monitoring System (iLMS) has been rolled out in 12 different departments to take on the critical challenge of case pendency.

School and Mass Education Department (the first department for which the Electronics & Information Technology Department rolled out the iLMS system) faced the challenge of pendency with 10 cases on an average every day or more than 3000 cases (approx.) every year summing up to 80,000 cases in 2017. Within two years of implementation, the pendency has been reduced to 24,000 in 2020.

ILMS has been instrumental in keeping track of the cases filed against the Government, bringing in accountability in case processing, transparency in disposal, timely decision-making to avoid contempt cases and inter-departmental coordination. It has also helped the departments scale up to a proactive, instead of reactive, approach in disposing off litigations that also take up a lot of resources and time. Apart from the time-bound management, iLMS has also introduced space for increased oversight and accountability in the monitoring of the cases, thereby inspiring more confidence amongst all stakeholder involved.

Engineered with precision and now recognized globally, Odisha Government’s State COVID Dashboard won the award for excellence in analytics & big data applications category. Combining a state-of-the-art data analytics engine with administrative acumen, the Government deployed the dashboard with an objective of identifying and tracking suspect virus carriers, monitoring the health of critical and high priority virus affected cases, contact tracing the vulnerable & high-risk population and enforcing strict social distancing or isolation.

The application has also facilitated optimized utilization of healthcare resources in arresting infection & mortality, planning of infrastructure augmentation for handling upsurge in incidence, guaranteeing essential supplies or any emergency needs for citizens and assistance to vulnerable population. The dashboard has also served as a knowledge hub for researchers from across the globe, quite recently by teams from Stanford University who referred to it for a Medrxiv preprint.

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