ALL INDIA Congress Committee general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday said the State under the BJP Government lost ground in the field of information technology. The State Government’s scheme for e-governance – Gyandoot — launched during the Congress regime, won both national and international awards seven years ago, he said. Yet, the State was on 211st position in terms of e-governance in the country, he moaned.
He said the Gyandoot scheme had won the Stockholm Challenge award in 2000 and it had also won the Computer Society of India award. The scheme to link mandis to Mandi Board had also received Development Gate Way award. On the other hand, during the BJP regime none of the mandis was linked to Mandi Board nor any IT industry set foot in MP. The IT sector does not seem to be a priority area for the BJP regime, Singh added.
He said the Gyanodaya and Head Start scheme launched by the Congress regime for computer education in schools has also been discontinued by the present regime.
During the Congress regime, arrangements were made for monitoring of fundamental problems and resources of villages but the BJP Government has not been able to carry on with the implementation of the scheme in proper manner, the former CM said. Treasuries, commercial tax department and registration department were successfully computerised during the Congress regime only. Proposals to set up IT parks received during the Congress regime have also not received much attention during the present regime. No civic facility in the State is being provided through IT, he concluded.