GUWAHATI, July 5 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today reviewed the progress of various projects and schemes of the Information Technology (IT) Department presently being executed in the State at a meeting held at his office, said an official press release.
During the meeting, Chief Minister stressed on the faster implementation of the various IT projects including the state wide roll out of the e-district project which can immensely benefit the citizens of the State in availing various government services at their doorstep through the Common Service Centres and Public Facilitation Centres. Gogoi also directed the IT Department to extend network connectivity to all blocks and circle offices in the State on a priority basis.
The Chief Minister emphasised on transparency in government procurements through the early initiation of the e-procurement project. He reviewed the progress made in implementation of the Secretariat Less Paper Office (SLPO), aimed at online processing of files in the secretariat. The Chief Minister directed the IT Department to take necessary measures for the early launch of the programme.
He lauded the initiative of the IT Department to set up a Cyber Tower in Guwahati to provide plug and play ready facilities for the IT/ITeS companies. The Chief Minister suggested that an innovation fund for promoting research and innovation in educational institutions be set up. Gogoi asked the officials to set up a mechanism for making the Pension and Treasury System completely electronic for the benefit of the citizens and old age pensioners. The Chief Minister called for expediting the setting up of the Directorate of Information Technology for proper implementation of the IT Programmes and Policy. He also emphasised on wide spread media publicity to these initiatives to raise awareness amongst citizens.
The meeting was attended by Jitesh Khosla, Chief Secretary, Rajiv Bora, Principal Secretary to the IT Department, MGVK Bhanu, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Anurag Goel, Commissioner and Secretary, IT Department, JVN Subramanyam, Joint Secretary, IT Department, Dinesh Pegu, MD, AMTRON and other officials.