Chandigarh March 12 – Haryana Government has a plan to create an IT Cadre in the state for implementation of e-governance initiatives in various departments.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the State Government has already prepared the basic structure for the IT Cadre and it would be finalizing the same shortly.
He said that the State Government has also decided to set up Information and Communication Technology (ICT) labs in more than 2600 government schools and all the government colleges. This facility would be in addition to the IT education facilities already being imparted in various technical institutions in the State. Special programmes have been designed for the training of government employees so as to enable them to increasingly use ICT in their day to day work.He further said that State Government had also taken concrete steps towards creation of ICT infrastructure in the State. Vertical and horizontal connectivity had been established for about 1400 offices of various departments with the establishment of State Wide Area Network (SWAN). The work on establishment of the State Data Centre had already commenced. It has been decided to implement another project of State Service Delivery Gateway, which would be helpful in data sharing and integration within the departments. Further, State e-governance Management Team (SeMT) was being put in place to extend technical and professional support to various government departments in conceptualization and implementation of various e-Governance initiatives.
He said that some of the flagship e-governance projects identified for implementation are pertaining to the Public Distribution System, Driving Licenses and Registration of Vehicles, Commercial Taxes, and Integrated Financial Management System. A mission mode project known as “e-District” had also been implemented as a pilot project with delivery of like Income Certificate, Caste Certificate and Domicile Certificates. This project would be replicated in other districts.
He said IT Department had been designated as the nodal agency for implementation of UID Project in the State. Aligned with the PDS Project, it is envisaged to expand the scope of the UID Project so as to create an authentic ‘state resident database’, proposed to be integrated with the administration of benefits management programmes and citizen services.