Bangalore-based IT solutions provider Globals ITeS Ltd has proposed an online single window portal for Odisha.
The application promises to free investors from the red tape by enabling them to file applications online, track approvals from various departments through the project monitoring system within the portal and track status of the projects in real time.
Global ITeS has successfully implemented the application for the Karnataka government and is now keen to replicate the model in Odisha.
“Our success in Karnataka has been that now no investor needs to file application manually or pay fees manually by running from pillar to post at various departments. An investor is able to track the status of his project in real time and remotely, and every nodal officer has the buy-in for this application because it has drastically reduced their workload in terms of updating and coordinating with various departments and investors. The portfolio of all investors is accessible from the portal, and communication between various stakeholders such as investors, department nodal officers, knowledge partners and government agencies is seamless at the moment in Karnataka,” Suhas Gopinath, chairman and chief executive officer of Globals ITeS Ltd said in a letter to Odisha industries secretary Parag Gupta.
“The portal is now operational (in Karnataka) for six months and we have got admirable feedback from industry bodies like CII, investors from India and abroad and from various stakeholders of the government. We would be delighted to work on the online single window portal with the Odisha government,” said Gopinath.
In Odisha, the state level single window clearance authority is headed by the chief secretary and is empowered to clear investment proposals of up to Rs 1,000 crore. Investments exceeding Rs 1,000 crore are recommended to the High Level Clearance Authority chaired by the chief minister.
Globals ITeS has developed and implemented cloud based applications for the Karnataka and Kerala governments as well as Government of India. It has also developed IT solutions for the governments of Zimbabwe and Mauritius and for multilateral organisations like World Bank, World Economic Forum and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).