GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - In a move to deliver �information as a service to the citizens,� Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today launched �e-Prastuti� � a process of standardisation of government websites.
It may be noted that the process was initiated in June 2015 in view of the fact that in the earlier websites, citizens� needs were not kept in mind and information were not updated. There were inconsistent interfaces, the sites were only in English and there were difficulties for common men to search and get information. To do away with these difficulties, a uniform and consistent layout has been developed � christened e-Prastuti � by which websites of all the departments were standardised. With its launch, the number of websites has now gone up to 203 from 29, representing all 54 departments.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said, �Launching e-Prastuti is a way towards rendering good governance through digital way transparently to the end users, that is the public. It is a means to achieve a synergised interface between the government and the public and a tool to take governance closer to the people.� Emphasising his government�s commitment to serve the people, he said there was always a need for a consistent and exhaustive platform for the government to reach out to the people and with the launch of e-Prastuti, the perceived gap between the government and people will now be eliminated and the people would be able to get access to all scheme-related information without any interference.
Congratulating the functionaries on designing e-Prastuti, he called for designing the same medium for bringing in convergence even at the panchayat level, so that the people at large can get access to all information. He gave away certificates of commendation to the master trainers for imparting training to different departments and their subordinate organisations for designing e-Prastuti.