Tvm: Chief Minister Shri V S Achuthanandan today flagged off the ‘Akshaya Janasevana Pracharana Yatra’ from Kasargod through the video conference facility of IT @ School at Thiruvananthapuram. The yatra would culminate here on November 18, 2010 to coincide with the Akshaya Day celebrations.
The Akshaya Janasevana Pracharana Yatra is an initiative to spread awareness of Akshaya Citizen Service Centres across the State and the services offered by them. Starting from the Kasargod Collectorate compound and traversing all the 14 districts, the yatra will stop at various places to inform and educate the public through street plays and by distributing literature detailing Akshaya’s various services. It will also stop at all the District headquarters for a seminar on Akshaya and its activities.
Earlier Korath V Mathew, Director, Akshaya said, “Akshaya, an innovative project of the Kerala State IT Mission, has grown manifold to become an ICT initiative that brings the benefits of technology to the entire population of the State. The vehicle travelling across the State will showcase how the e-world is transforming and ensuring all the citizen services offered by the Government is reaching to the grass root level.” With over 2,000 Citizen Service Centres (CSCs), Akshaya is playing a key role in rural empowerment and economic development and is a catalyst in creating economic growth by creation of direct and indirect employment in the State by focusing on various activities of e-governance, e-learning, e-transactions, etc.
Special stalls will be set up in each District headquarters when the Yatra reaches the respective district for citizens to attend and understand the various services offered by Akshaya centres. The stalls will offer Akshaya services such as e-Payment, e-Filing, online application of Ration Cards, Registration of BPL families under Health Insurance, collection of subscription amount for NRK welfare fund, etc.
Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, Principal Secretary (IT); Anand Singh IAS, District Collector, Kasargod were among the dignitaries present on the occasion
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