Implementation of e-Office
State Planning Board is the first Government Office in Kerala to implement e-Office for better transmission and easy storage of files digitally. An exclusive e-Office id has been created for all officers. Training has been provided to all the officers on e-filing and officers have been made familiar to the e-Office software. One nodal officer from each division/section has been nominated for monitoring e-Office system. Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) has been provided to senior officers for signing and sending files through e-office. VPN connectivity is also provided to senior officials so that they can view and sign the files from remote locations.
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is a software package used for statistical analysis. IBM SPSS Statistics is used in State Planning Board since September 2012.
Video Conferencing System
State Planning Board, Thiruvananthapuram was the first office to implement hi-tech communication media through desktop/studio based Video conferencing system.
Desktop Based Videoconferencing
At State Planning Board, software and hardware based videoconferencing facility is available. This facility is availed by 14 District Planning Offices in the districts. It allows point to point communication as well as multi-site communication from one sender to many receivers.
Studio Based Videoconferencing
Studio based video conferencing facility is available at State Planning Board. The equipment used at State Planning Board for Studio based videoconferencing is Polycomm HDX 7000.
Digital Library – KSPB Digital Repository System
As part of KSPB Digital Depository a digital library was developed in October 2013. The staff can access a large number of online journals and digital resources through the digital library maintained and subscribed by the Kerala State Planning Board.