GUWAHATI, Jan 24 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the State government is using e-governance to extend good governance to the people of Assam and inauguration of an exclusive directorate of information technology (IT) would help the government to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas.
Inaugurating the Directorate of Information Technology, Electronics and Communication on the premises of Janata Bhawan here today, the Chief Minister said that though the works of IT had so far been looked after by AMTRON, creation of a separate directorate would lend administrative efficiency. He also said that after airways, roadways and waterways, information highway is another area that the State is heavily banking upon.
Sonowal said the government in order to spread the fruits of governance to the remotest part of the State has been actively working to build a dedicated network of optical grid. In such a backdrop, inauguration of the IT directorate would not only break the jinx of digital divide, but it would help in eliminating corruption at all levels, he said. He said the proliferation of IT would also act as a catalyst to overcome ignorance and superstitions.