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e- governance roadmap for Nagaland
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAY 26 (NPN):
Published on 27 May. 2010 12:23 AM IST
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Secretary of Information Technology and Communication (IT&C) K.T. Sukhalu on Tuesday stated that IT&C department has brought out an e-governance roadmap for the state and prepared detailed project reports for eight departments to enable back-end computerization and help departments progress in terms of e-governance. The departments include Health & Family Welfare, Agriculture, School Education, Higher Education, Technical Education, Rural Development, Horticulture and Tourism.
He was speaking at the valedictory function of a three day training programme on “e-governance-enabling effective governance through ICT” at ATI Kohima. Speaking on the state’s strategy for e-governance, Sukhalu said the core infrastructure to be built included state wide area networks to establish connectivity to all block levels of the state.
He informed that 220 Common service centres had been set up in the state, which would be front-end delivery points for government, social and private sector services to citizens. He also stated that the state data centre would host state level e-governance applications/data to enable seamless delivery of government to government, government to citizen and government to business services.
Sukhalu also mentioned that the soft infrastructure being envisioned by the state to take up included building of state portals, state e-service delivery gateways, creating and enabling e-forms for all services and notifying standards progressively, back-end computerization of citizen centric services such as electricity, water bills, certificates, agriculture information, ILP etc. He reminded that mere development of e-governance strategies and induction of technology would not help deliver the quality of services envisages unless human resources are aligned to provide the right services. He maintained that capacity building programme was an effective way of building human capacities towards changed attitude that is ideal to ICT administration and delivery system. Director of ATI V Shashank Shekhar, stated that technology was for the people not the other way round, and urged the participants to see that people were benefited.
Altogether 33 officers participated in the three day training. Award of certificates were presented to each participant by the chief guest. Participants shared their experiences of training, while a training report was given by Chura Katiry, programme officer, IT&C. The function was chaired by T. Tongtiliba Longkumer, assistant director, IT&C.
Online web-based ILP
The department of Information Technology and Communication (IT&C) will implement online web-based Inner Line Permit (ILP) software application with an objective to ease the process of obtaining an ILP for visitors to the state and also to enable the government to keep track of the outflow and inflow of visitors. This was informed on Tuesday by K.T. Sukhalu, secretary of IT&C during the valedictory function of an e-governance training at ATI. Sukhalu stated that the project has been approved and funded by the MCIT, Government of India, and would be rolled out in all the district headquarters, Nagaland Houses of Delhi, Kolkatta, Shillong and Guwahati. The department is also envisaged to have an ILP on arrival at the airport in the later stage of the project.

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