Puducherry moves towards e-governance

In line with the Digital India drive of the central government, the Puducherry government has developed an e-office software programme that would be implemented in all the government departments of the Union Territory.

Developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the programme will be set up in five departments initially including the Secretariat.

“E-governance is aimed at ushering in more efficient, effective and transparent inter-government transactions and processes,”  India Today quoted Secretary to Department of Information Technology D Manikandan as saying.

 Around 250 officers will be given special training for the programme.

The innovative system will ensure paperless, efficient and transparent governance.

The territorial government has also proposed to establish free Wi-Fi connectivity in 14 government-run colleges in the Union Territory, using funds under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme.

Telecom providers have been asked to provide this Wi-Fi connectivity under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme.

Railtel Corporation of India has agreed to provide free Wi-Fi at the Legislative Assembly and also at the local Railway station.


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