Trivandrum: Kerala today became the first State in the country to implement the e-District project across all the Districts in the State. e-District is a Mission Mode Project under National e Governance Plan (NeGP). Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy today inaugurated the e-District programme in Thiruvananthapuram District and also announced the successful rollout of the project across the State.
In his address, the Chief Minister said, “It is a matter of pride that out of the 50 Districts announced in the Union Budget for the implementation of the e-District project across India, 14 are in Kerala and we have successfully rolled out the project across the State in just 122 days. This shows the Government’s commitment in serving its citizens and ensuring transparency in its services”.
Shri P K Kunhalikutty, Minister for Industries & IT, termed today’s event as a big achievement for Kerala as it became the first State in the country to roll out the e-District programme across all the Districts in the State. “This is yet another step in its goal of becoming the first digital State in the country and we plan to achieve this target in the next three years”, he added.
Shri Adoor Prakash, Revenue Minister gave away the first certificate for which the application was submitted online yesterday.
Giving details, P H Kurian IAS, Principal Secretary – IT said, “The e-District project will ensure speedy processing of applications and services which will be done online for citizens. Of the 17 Departments notified by the Central Government, 13 Departments are under the State Government, of which services are now available from seven Departments. Others will be added gradually. From April 08, 2013, First In First Out (FIFO) mode of processing will be implemented.”
The Kerala State Information Technology Mission (KSITM) is the implementing agency and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the nodal agency for the project. Citizens access the Kerala e-District portal or approach Akshaya centres to avail the online services.
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