MUMBAI: The Gujarat government has recently bagged Prime Minister’s award for excellence in Public Administration for the self-licensing software called the Xtended Licensing and Laboratory Note (XLN). The awarded software was developed and adopted by the Gujarat Food & Drugs Control Administration, (FDCA).
Dr H G Koshia, commissioner, FDCA who had pioneered the e-governance programme in the state, stated, “We are very much thrilled by this nomination as it recognizes our efforts at a national level and reinstates our belief in continuing the good work further. Most importantly it helps us in performing our duties systematically in a time bound manner without any unreasonable delay which is not only well accepted by the industry but also is easily accessible for any interested parties bringing in transparency to the whole system.”
With this awarded software, the FDCA controls the sales and manufacturing aspects related to drugs, food and cosmetics; issuance of licenses, etc. The most prominent feature of this software is that it allows the registration of all the pharmacists and chemists which avoids multiple illegal enrolments of pharmacists.