Bhopal: April 17:The responsibility of re-designing and maintaining the websites of all the departments of state government, directorates, commissions, boards and other institutions besides preparing their content would be assigned to Madhya Pradesh Electronics Development Corporation under Information Technology Department. The objective is to bring about uniformity in all the websites and to make them citizen-oriented. This decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today.
For this, the Electronics Development Corporation would submit a detailed project report to the Information Technology Department on the basis of which the latter would submit budget proposals to the State Planning Commission and the Finance Department. As per the demand of the Electronics Development Corporation all the departments would provide the requisite information within 15 days and would verify the translation from Hindi to English and vice versa. The departments would appoint a nodal officer for this work, who would certify by digital signature the content of the circulars, rules and Acts so that there is no need of signature on the documents. It may be mentioned here that out of total 52 departments of state government, 50 have their websites. The Public Sector Undertakings Department and Horticulture and Food Processing Department have no website. Many of these websites are available either in Hindi or English and standard norms like Unicode etc have not been used. These are prepared with fonts based on old techniques. This causes various difficulties. The websites of only five departments are available in both Hindi and English and the websites of 26 departments are only in English. To make them useful for the citizens of the state it is necessary that these are available in Hindi. Besides, there is a total lack of uniformity in the links, designing and layouts of these departments. The assigning of the responsibility to the Electronics Development Corporation would obviate these difficulties.