- The State Government of Odishahas launched an online platform called “e-Gazette portal” (http://egazetteodisha.nic.in), a first-of-its-kind initiative in India designed and developed by the NIC (National Informatics Centre) for all departments. With this, the Gazette notifications are now available as error-free and paperless under one platform.
- The portal was launched by Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy as a part of state’s 5T initiatives (Transparency, Teamwork, Technology, Time and Transformation).
- Now, the departments will upload their notifications which will be screened by the Government Press. The number & date of the gazette will also be there on the portal & for a better and secure authentication, electronic signature (e-sign) has been introduced.
- Since e-publication is covered under Section- 8 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, it will save the transportation of trucks of papers & reduce wastage.