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Spending on e-governance must for govt departments

The state government has asked all its departments to spend one per cent of their annual outlay on e-governance. The government said that the reserve fund will help departments offer people easy access to administration and also enhance governance. This step has been taken to keep the state ahead in e-governance. HT reports.

mumbai Updated: Apr 28, 2010 02:05 IST
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The state government has asked all its departments to spend one per cent of their annual outlay on e-governance.

The government said that the reserve fund will help departments offer people easy access to administration and also enhance governance. This step has been taken to keep the state ahead in e-governance.

The Centre has also adjudged the state as a leader state while complementing it for implementing e-governance in its 'India e-readiness assessment report'.

Karnataka, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are also among the leaders. Under e-governance scheme, all districts, 95 per cent tehsil headquarters and the Mantralaya have been interlinked through state-wide area network.

The central data centre will come up in next six months. Presently more than 3,500 e-centres are already functioning in 316 tehsils.

The state has also decided to enforce certain regulations on senior bureaucrats who do not use modern technology while discharging their duties. The annual confidential report of the all Indian Administrative Service officers will now have a detailed note of how effectively they use e-governance scheme.

The state will also introduce the Maha-online portal for the rural population later this year. The portal will help people get various government documents without visiting the offices.