The Haryana government will develop a roadmap for Information Technology (IT) application and e-governance for the next ten years to become more efficient, transparent and accountable to its people.
This was announced by the state chief secretary, Urvashi Gulati, at the IT Visioning Workshop organised by the IT Department on Wednesday.
It has been decided to set up a state innovation council, she said and also proposed to give gold, silver and bronze awards to government employees for suggesting innovation to add efficiency in delivery of services of all kinds.
While advocated for keeping people abreast with new technologies, she stressed the need to improve the quality of services provided by the government.
She said: “If the growth of governance in the country has to translate into creation of an inclusive development model, the way we govern has to change and change for the better. There is clamour for accountability from all quarters. No matter how good our programme and schemes might be, their benefit will not reach the people till we improve our delivery system.”
She said that the state government has taken proactive measures to reduce the information gap in the society.
More than 100 IT-related plans and other proposals of various departments have been approved. The state has received over 20 prestigious e-governance awards and it was recognised as the leader in e-governance readiness Index -2006.
Representatives of the leading IT firms also took part in the one-day workshop along with several state government officers.