E- Governance can Bring Transparency: Omar

KL Desk

While underlining the importance of information technology chief minister Omar Abdullah said e-governance can bring transparency in government functioning. He said his government has taken various measures to use IT initiatives to curb chances of corruption and making service delivery prompt.

While referring to the measures of e-tendering and e-procurement in various government departments, Omar said the facilities has upgraded the quality of service and brought more transparency in the functioning.

Chief Minister was addressing a function with union minister of state for communication and IT, Sachin Pilot after launching the National Common Service Centers (CSCs) Out Reach Program in Ganderbal.

Speaking on the occasion, Sachin Pilot termed CSC’s as crucial part of National e-Governance project and said it is a measure initiative for improving the quality of basic governance concerning common man. He informed presently one lakh CSCs are working across the country for various government services for the people.

While flagging the exhibition van of National Out Reach Program at Ganderbal rolled out the Phase-I, Pilot said the campaign will cover 115 khidmat centers (CSCs) in 5 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. “We are committed to fully support e-Governance initiatives of the State Government and Rs. 40 crores have been sanctioned for CSC project in the State”.

Pilot also announced an extension center of National Institute of Electronics and IT will be started shortly in Leh. It will be having the capacity to train 50 students at a time which will provide employment opportunities to youth.

Sachin Pilot also announced Rs. 7 crore for computerization of all colleges associated with Kashmir University Computerization Project.

While as chief minister expressed his gratitude to the Center for extending help to the state in strengthening IT Sector and expressed hope that the data centre being established in the state jointly by the state and centre governments will be launched soon.

Omar said the information technology is being utilized in the health sector to strengthen it and to develop linkage of state health institutions with the reputed institutions across the Country and abroad.

Omar added tele-conferences on medicine and remote surgery utilizing IT methods have been introduced in the State. He said “we have to move fast in the sector to upgrade it and utilize IT initiatives to keep pace with other states and obtain maximum benefits of the modern technology”.

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