Lt Governor Inaugurates State Data Centre In Jammu

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today inaugurated the State Data Centre at Civil Secretariat, Jammu.

Lt Governor inaugurates State Data Centre in Jammu on June 8,2022

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor said that the future-ready central facility will ensure efficiency, agility, optimization, control and security for e-Governance and other citizen-centric applications for transparent and hassle-free government services.

Our aim under Digital India Mission in J&K UT is to make services face-less, paper-less & cash-less. This flagship programme is enabling technology empowered citizen-centric services, bringing government closer to the citizens and promoting citizen engagement, he added.

The Lt Governor observed that Technology is a powerful agent of inclusive and sustainable growth. Major E-services are running parallel and compulsorily providing for feedback/rating system, helping the departments to list, review, re-engineer the necessary processes.

Pertinently, this new future-ready facility with fully integrated cloud foundation offers combine computing, storage and networking as well as life cycle automation to Jammu & Kashmir Government. The data centre is modernized and managed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC), one of the premier R&D organizations of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), with the support of J&K Information Technology department.

The new facility will not only promote e-Governance for empowering citizens, but will also foster inclusive and sustainable growth by enhancing Internet Governance, facilitating easy development of human resources, promoting R&D & innovation, besides enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space with industry’s best security features.

The State Data Centre J&K, co-terminus with J&K State Wide Area Network (SWAN) will act as an IT Hub for all government owned services for the entire public to achieve Digital J&K through transparent e-Governance. It will further the government’s objective of digitally empowering the citizen and ensuring that Government schemes and services reach the last person with transparency and efficiency.

The e-office implementation, hosted on the State Data Centre, has been enabled in about 350 departments/offices across the UT to date, saving crores of rupees annually on account of seamless movement of e-Files, besides placing J&K at top in the uptake of e-office among all UTs of the country.

The State Data Centre also provides flawless support for prominent e-Governance applications like e-Office, National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) etc.

Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta; Principal Secretary Higher Education and Information, Sh Rohit Kansal; Commissioner Secretary Labour & Employment, Sarita Chauhan; Commissioner Secretary Social Welfare, Sheetal Nanda; Secretary IT, Prerna Puri; CEO JAKEGA, Abhishek Sharma among other senior officers were present on the occasion.

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