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Orissa Child Tracking System Based on ABBYY Software Is Awarded by Indian Prime Minister

Orissa Child Tracking System Based on ABBYY Software Is Awarded by Indian Prime Minister.

ABBYY Russia, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that Child Tracking System implemented in the state of Orissa, India, and based on ABBYY FormReader was awarded by the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, as an “outstanding initiative” in Public Administration. The project was initiated by Orissa Primary Education Program Authority (OPEPA) to improve the situation with primary education in Orissa and, as a result, to bring all children to school. The system was implemented by ABBYY’s long-time partner and technology provider Netspider Infotech India Limited (NIIL). 

"We are very pleased that Orissa child tracking project received this award and very proud to share the success with our long-term partner Netspider Infotech India Limited that adapted ABBYY FormReader to local needs and skillfully implemented this socially important project," said Helen Pospelova, International Sales Director at ABBYY Russia. 

The goal of the project was to create a database containing information about all children of the state from birth to age 14. Information gathered from 7.7 million handwritten forms in Oriya language made up the contents of a comprehensive web-based database in English language in slightly over 6 months. The ABBYY’s data capture technology and expert assistance of Netspider Infotech made it possible to track each and every out-of-school child and elevate the primary level educational status of Orissa.

The Child Tracking System was one of the first of its kind in the history of e-governance in India, which acquired many acclamations and awards. The most noticeable awards include:

  • Award from Ministry of Human Resource Development – the system recognized as the model project to be implemented across the country
  • Award from IBM for the best State Government Project
  • CII Award for Exemplary Project in the state of Orissa

The Indian Prime Minister’s Award has been instituted to acknowledge the outstanding and exemplary performance by civil servants. The award for the year 2006-2007 was given to 13 initiatives spanning better policing through community participation, infrastructure upgrade, systems to improve quality of school education and to check drop-out rate, water management, process re-engineering by leveraging ICT, citizen empowerment and disaster management.

“We collaborate with ABBYY for several years and implemented already numerous projects, - commented Samir Dhingra, Head of NETSPIDER INDIA. - I am impressed and have to underline that ABBYY demonstrates its high response and friendly attitude towards projects in Asia. I’m proud together with ABBYY’s best document processing technologies I can contribute to my country”.


ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY software to automate time- and labor-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK and Japan. For more information, visit


NETSPIDER INDIA is value added distribution and technology provider of various Recognition and Forms Processing products, tool kits and SDKs, Devices and scanners to ensure that its customer gets the best technology at the affordable cost. Market penetration through channel partners at various levels has been the key factor of success. 
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