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Uttar Pradesh to launch e-governance through state portal

Uttar Pradesh to launch e-governance through state portal
In keeping with the vision of CM Akhilesh Yadav to transform the citizen-centric service delivery system through the use of ICT [Information & Communication Technology], Uttar Pradesh has decided to launch the 'State Portal' on 1 August in all districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani inaugurated the state-level training workshop in this regard in the presence of Infrastructure & Industrial Development Commissioner (IIDC), Anil K Gupta; Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Jiwesh Nandan and senior officials of departments concerned.

Inaugurating the training workshop Usmani said, ‘Shifting of government to public interface from offices to web-based portal is an extremely important initiative as it will mitigate the abuse of administrative power by incorporating transparent procedures based on IT.’

Stating that he will monitor implementation of this project himself, the Chief Secretary added, ‘All departments concerned should ensure that required infrastructure  development and training of officials is completed within time, any laxity in this respect will not be tolerated.’

Describing this e-initiative as momentous, IIDC Anil K Gupta pointed out, ‘Uttar Pradesh is the only big state to have adopted this IT based citizen-specific service delivery system on this scale.

Once started, it should be our endeavour to maintain the quality of services continuously otherwise frustration sets in as the public expectations rise. He said, ‘Government is of the view that distribution of laptops and tablets would expand the awareness of IT & ITeS (IT enabled services) and holds enormous scope of employment generation in this sector, therefore, it requires constant upgradation and seamless coordination among the different departments.’
Starting next month, twenty six services of eight departments will be made available to people across the state via single access point to provide services including various applications and certificates related to caste, income, domicile, employment registration, loan to handicapped persons, pension, family benefit scheme, marriage and illness grant, etc.
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