SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta on Monday launched a revamped UT portal, a single-window platform for the integrated delivery of information and services by various government departments. The launch took place in the presence of Commissioner Secretary of IT, Prerna Puri.
Dr Mehta praised the IT Department and the NIC for creating this inclusive platform that offers both services and information. He stated that the portal would serve as a one-stop solution for all individuals availing services or seeking information about different aspects of the UT.
During the event, the Chief Secretary inquired about the public’s response to the online services. He also took note of the feedback from applicants regarding the RAS portal and the status of service integration with the Auto-appeal system for timely service delivery to the public.
The launch revealed that the goal of this portal is to provide holistic information about J&K to the citizens of the country. The core functionalities of the portal include information about the government structure in the UT, budget, key notifications, government schemes, key functionaries, important institutions, news feed, social media, and emergency contacts, among others. It also provides transactional government services for citizens, business establishments, and overseas individuals.
The portal consists of various sections and features, including a profile of the UT, available in three languages: English, Urdu, and Hindi. There is a separate section providing information about the government and its officials. It also contains links to departments and all districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Important links to websites such as the LG Office, GAD, J&K Police, Fire & Emergency Services, Traffic Police, SKIMS, EDI, JKPSC, JKSSB, e-Unnat, e-Gov Initiatives, Mobile Apps, Educational Institutions, Citizen Services, Tenders & Advertisement are available on the portal.
Significantly, the portal provides insights into the latest news and happenings related to Jammu & Kashmir, thereby offering authentic information to the people. The “Explore J&K” section showcases the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir and provides information on handicrafts, tourism, arts and culture, horticulture, the Amarnath Shrine, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, and more.
It was also revealed that the portal is 100 percent compliant with the National e-Service Delivery Assessment (NeSDA) Guidelines of DARPG. It includes a list of districts with contact details of District Magistrates and senior officials, as well as a facility to log grievances or complaints on the portal.
During the event, the CS also launched the onboarding of 16 schemes from the Agriculture Production Department (10), Social Welfare Department (4), and Mission Youth (2) on the ‘myScheme’ portal. The ‘myScheme’ portal is an exclusive web portal for all beneficiary-oriented schemes and welfare programs offered by the government.
Some of these schemes include the Integrated Sheep Development Scheme, Kisan Credit Card, RKVY, PM KISAN, National Agriculture Market, Sub-mission on Agriculture Mechanization, Residential School for Blinds, Nari Niketans, Bal Ashrams, Finance Assistance to Child Victims of Violence, Rise Together, and Spurring Entrepreneurship Initiative, among others. (KNO)