Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday reiterated the necessity of e-governance to galvanize the system of service delivery with promptness, bringing in transparency and catapulting responsiveness of the Administration to attend the needs of people on development count.
“e-governance is right initiative to provide good governance and remove all kinds of red tape that hampers delivery of services in a time bound manner”, he said adding that his government’s focused concentration on IT and ST sectors is yielding encouraging results. He said that the process of change in the functioning of government departments through IT initiatives and e-governance measures would bring revolutionary turn around in the system.
Taking review of the achievements registered in the departments of Information Technology and Science Technology at a high level meeting, he chaired here, the Chief Minister gave nod to the digitalization of cabinet records and approved Rs. 40 lakhs for the purpose.
Omar Abdullah directed for exploring possibilities of direct placement of 1.5 percent budgetary grants earmarked in each department for e-governance to the IT and ST Department making it accountable for initiating measures for total e-governance in the government departments in a phased manner. “The Planning and Development Department should look for working out a viable and befitting strategy in this regard”, he added.
Giving brief about the performance and achievements of the departments, during the meeting Commissioner Secretary ST&IT in a PowerPoint presentation said that State Data Centre has started functioning in the State since 2013 while posting of CCTNS, Commercial Tax (DR Site) and NPR is in process and the RFP for State-wide area network has been floated. He said DPR have been approved and RFP floated for e-district scheme and State Service Delivery Gateway is likely to be launched fully in January 2014.