Chandigarh June 6: Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal said that adoption of digitization system has not only helped in speedy execution of works and ensure more transparency in delivery of various people centric services, but has also kept a check on corruption.
Mr Manohar Lal was speaking at a function organized under Digital India campaign where he also flagged off two mobile vans with slogan “Mili Meri Pragati Ko Raftar” inscribed on them. These vans would be taken to rural areas across the State over the next six months to disseminate information regarding e-Governance schemes through audio visual tools.
The Chief Minister said that with a view to ensure that farmers, the poor and labourers are also benefited from various government schemes and programmes, these two vans would cover rural areas in the State to spread awareness about various welfare schemes of the Central and State Government through publicity material, audio-visual tools, speeches and ‘Nukad Nataks’. While one van started from Panchkula, the other started from Sirsa and these vehicles would cover the State in six months.
He said that when he took over the reign of administration in the State, he had dreamt of ‘Digital Haryana’ on the lines of Digital India as envisaged by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. He said that apart from the ambitious Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme, Mr Modi also referred to digital campaign of the State Government at various fora. He also attributed accuracy in framing various government policies and prgrammes to digitization. He said that digitization has also made the correspondence much easier as one could deliver the message to others in another part of the world through e-mail and that too only with a click of a button.
While underlining the significance of digitization in keeping a check on corruption, Mr Manohar Lal said that a survey revealed that as a result of linking of Ration Cards with Aadhar Card, five lakh families, out of total 11.5 lakh families, have been detected as using both kerosene and LPG though they are entitled for either of the two under the Public Distribution System. He said that efforts were being made to discontinue the use of kerosene by providing gas connection to the remaining families. Similarly, the admission of students has also been linked with Aadhar.
Referring to various steps taken by the State Government in the field of e-governance, the Chief Minister said that more than 200 services were being provided in the villages of the State through Common Service Centres (CSC). Apart from this optical fiber has been laid in 3700 villages of the State and the remaining villages would be covered by March 2017. With this, the people would not have to visit district headquarter to get their work done. Instead they would get all services in their villages itself. He said that ease of doing business has been ensured to provide time bound clearances to investors for setting up of their units in the State. HARSAMAY Portal of Police Department has been launched where people could file their complaint by sitting at home. Apart from this, system of zero FIR has been started under which anybody could lodge FIR in any police station irrespective of its jurisdiction. He also gave detailed information about various e-initiatives of the State Government which included Aadhar Enabled Birth Registration, State Resident Data Base (SRDB), Biometric Attendance System and CM Dashboard.
Earlier, the Chief Minister also launched a mobile application ‘Dial Haryana’. This application would be available on all Android phones from tomorrow and soon it would be made available on other mobile phones also. With this app, the user would be able to access the online directory of Haryana Government. Contact number of officers of all departments would be made available on this mobile application. Apart from this, news update of Chief Minister’s office would also be uploaded on this application, besides the latest information of other departments.
On this occasion, Principal Secretary, Information Technology Mr Devender Singh gave a detailed presentation on various e-initiatives of the State Government. He said that Food Net”, a new programme would be launched in the State in the month of November to ensure transparency and plug leakage and diversion of farmers’ produce. Initially this programme would be started in Kurukshetra and Hisar. Apart from this, UMANG scheme would be started with the assistance of Government of India. Under this scheme, all the services being provided by Common Service Centre (CSC) could also be availed through mobile application.
Chief General Manager, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Mr R.C Arya and Chief Post Master General of Haryana Col. Sukhdev Raj also spoke about the services being provided by them. They also assured the State Government of their support and cooperation in the implementation of various welfare schemes and programmes.
Others present on the occasion included MLA Kalka, Mrs Latika Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Mrs Garima Mittal, Commissioner of Police Ambala-Panchkula, Mr R.C. Mishra, Panches and Sarpanches of district Sirsa and Panchkula, other senior officers of the State Government.