Palakkad to be first e-District

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Tvm: God’s own e-state marches on! Come March 2010, and Kerala will record yet another first on e-territory. Palakkad in the state will become the first district in the country to implement e-governance by the coming March.

As per plans, starting from the District Collector’s Office to the village office would go online with e-governance activities going on stream here. According to news sources quoting the Palakkad District Collector A T James, the work on computerizing the revenue administration in the Collector’s office and integrating this with the village and taluk level administrative hubs are on.  The five taluks under the district administration have been computerized and will soon be connected to the 156 village offices in the district.The system has gone on stream and is working fine in as many as 10 village offices already, the Collector has been quoted as saying. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the implementing agency for the project.

Among the many objectives, the e-governance platform being implemented would look at bringing together online delivery of citizen services up to the village level. This would be made possible via automation of workflow, backend digitalization, integration and process redesign. Government-to-Citizen  (G2C) services would now go online through Akshaya centres, where in people can file their applications online and get certificates and other facilities.  They will also be able to track the status of applications, via web portals under the project implemented by the Kerala State IT Mission. The project is being undertaken on a fast pace under the National e-Governance Plan.

Sanjeev Ramachandran
Kerala IT News

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