Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal on Monday held a video-conferencing session with all deputy commissioners (DCs) to review the progress of the implementation of various e-governance projects.
He issued directions to complete all pending e-governance projects in a time-bound manner so the essential public services could be delivered to the people.
The projects discussed during the video-conferencing included state data centre (SDC), e-district rollout project, state service delivery gateway (SSDG), e-office and sewa kendras. At the onset, a detailed presentation was given by officials of the department of governance reforms highlighting the current status of the projects being implemented by the department.
During discussion, it was said the construction of the state data centre would be completed by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) by September 30. The state data centre would provide functionalities such as central data repository of the state, secure data storage, facilitation of online delivery of services, citizen information and services portal, state intranet portal, disaster recovery, remote management and service integration. The chief secretary also directed the authorities concerned to complete the other activities of the State Data Centre Project by March 2016. To meet the data centre needs of various departments, an agreement would be signed with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.
The DC said all 147 sewa kendras in Jalandhar, 144 in Ludhiana, 144 in Patiala and 70 in Kapurthala were on the last leg of their completion. Similarly, the construction of sewa kendras in the remaining districts has also reached at an advanced stage.