Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has launched its State-wide IT Literacy Mission which will impart education on information communication and technology (ICT) to their employees with further promotional avenues.

After Maharashtra, Odisha Government has taken these steps which includes all Grade A, B and C employees, who will have to get Odisha State-Certificate in Information Technology (OS-CIT).

It may be noted that a resolution that was issued by the Government on Saturday made it clear that officials of “semi-Government bodies, public sector undertakings, local self-Governments, primary and secondary schools, higher secondary schools, ITIs, polytechnics, colleges, universities, presently serving in Grade A, B and C, will be eligible for next promotion, subject to successful completion of OS-CIT at their own cost and submission of the certificate.

Moreover, the employees have been given two years to successfully complete OS-CIT from the date of Government Resolution (December 24, 2011) or from the date of their appointment to the posts which ever is later. Besides, completion of OS-CIT will be included as a condition in the appointment letters of the candidates.

However, employees having Master Degree in Computer Application, Science and Information Technology, Bachelor Degree in Engineering and Information Technology, Computer Application and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application will be exempedt from the OS-CIT certificate.

The certificate examination-online will be fully managed by Odisha Knowledge Corporation Ltd (OKCL) and Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE).