Digital Haryana Roadmap will make life easy through increased use of IT tools in the state and aid in a hassle-free delivery of citizen-centric services, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said. The Chief Minister, who was presiding over a meeting of CM Digital Haryana Cell, said that not just delivery of services, but also the working of offices would undergo a complete change under the Digital Haryana Roadmap 2017-19. Also Read - India may soon announce its own ‘Atmanirbhar’ app store as alternative to Google, AppleAlso Read - FASTag is now free until February 29, NHAI waves off charges for 15 days
The roadmap has been designed to convert governance into “Saral Shashan” which has been defined as “simple, all-inclusive, real-time, action-oriented and long lasting governance.” Under this, all departments where Information Technology-related projects are being implemented, would be connected and coordination would be established among them for proper monitoring of projects and policies, it was informed in the meeting. Emphasis would be laid on curbing corruption and promoting digital literacy, an official release said giving details.
Service delivery to citizens would include immunization updates through voice bursts, online calls with doctors, direct scholarship debit to bank accounts, real-time attendance updates to parents through SMS. Other services inlcude information on local voter registration via SMS, new service updates through Atal Seva Kendras, auto authentication for marriage registration and online registration of new apartments. Khattar said that the working of government offices would be transformed to facilitate, among other things, daily feedback on school enrolment and bulk SMS to parents of children to improve attendance in schools, besides promoting paperless governance. Playing the enablers for various IT initiatives facilitating transformation across the state will be Atal Seva Kendras, online mobiles, and government offices, he said. ALSO READ: Digital India: Government asks states to link citizens Aadhaar cards with ration cards
He said the Digital Haryana Roadmap 2017-19 was reaffirmation of the state government’s resolute resolve to serve the people well and make life easy by ‘cutting down interface between the people and the administration’ through increased use of IT tools. It was informed in the meeting that 185 IT projects are being implemented or are under process of implementation in the state, of which ten per cent are being implemented by the Central Government, 20 percent projects have budget provision of more than Rs one crore, 50 percent projects were launched in the last two years, and 70 percent are being implemented through government agencies.
Apart from this, five patents, ten research papers and a book on the achievements of Digital Haryana would be published to establish Haryana as a leading digital state. Symposiums would be organized and awards would also be instituted to encourage innovations. The chief minister would review selected IT initiatives every two months.