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.
Meanwhile, In order to receive the appraisal of these projects, the Chief Minister at a high level meeting here today got detailed account of mega projects under execution in Jammu city and around.
Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah underlined the need for carrying forward the gigantic and comprehensive development plan launched in the State by his government to achieve the desired results of inclusive and holistic development.
Omar Abdullah said that the special focus given to reach out every area and ensure development in all the sectors is now amply visible on ground. “We have to achieve the targets in full and realize the promises made to people”, he said and gave directions to the Administrative Secretaries to monitor the development programmes scheme-wise ensuring their time line completion and benefits to people in general.
The Chief Minister received brief on modernization of Ranbir Canal, Auto mechanical operated gated barrage across Tawi river, Extension of Ravi Canal, Seed Multiplication Farm Chakoori, Super specialty Hospital Jammu, New 200-bedded maternity hospital Jammu, Convention centre Jammu.
The Chief Minister also reviewed comprehensive sewerage scheme for Jammu city, 27 MLD sewerage treatment plant, laying of lateral sever lines, sewerage projects for various areas of Jammu, modernization of bus stand, industrial complexes at Bari Brahamana, Samba and Gangyal, Sidhra Golf Course, development of river Tawi front, conservation of Mubarak Mandi, improvement of Rughnath Bazar, Mubarak Mandi Cable Car project, disaster recovery centre, implementation of R-APDRP Part-B in Jammu, distribution of transformers metering, 4th Tawi Bridge, Satwari-Kunjwani road Phase-II, construction of Bikram Chowk Flyover, new Legislative Complex, upgradation of Jammu Airport and other developmental works.
The Chief Minister reviewed some 25 projects in 11 departments and gave directions for enhancing the pace of work so that these are completed as per schedule.