Burdwan is going digital with a vengeance. In the first such initiative in Bengal, the district administration is going to launch ‘Smart Burdwan’, a portal and a mobile app, in a couple of days. Everything you have wanted to know about the district will now be at your fingertips.
Burdwan district magistrate Soumitra Mohan said on Monday that chief minister Mamata Banerjee is coming to the district on Wednesday (July15) for her 100th administrative meeting here. She will commemorate the occasion by launching this portal and app.
Sources said ‘Smart Burdwan’ will change the way the district administration works and shares information with the public. It will provide improved governance and transform the way public services are delivered.
Officials in the district administration described the app as the future of public services in Burdwan and said technology was being used to facilitate and support better planning and basis decision making.
Sources add that once this App is launched, one will be able to lodge complaints against departments such as PWD as well as the municipalities, the panchayat samiti, block and sub-divisional offices regarding basic infrastructure - roads, drinking water, drainage and so on. Also, all contact information of these departments or entities can now be accessed via this app.
This app can also be used to access the contact numbers of all real estate dealers, police stations, fire and emergency services, electricity, cooking gas, the rate of rented accommodation/flats and so on, thereby bringing all these under a single window.
In addition, information on educational courses, admission procedure, infrastructure, placement will also be available. All details about schemes such as Kanyashree, minority scholarships, vocational training, industrial training can be accessed through this app.