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J&K tops in e-Governance, saves Rs 200 cr from Durbar move: Dr Jitendra

Post by on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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New Delhi, June 13: The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh Monday said that Jammu & Kashmir tops among all the Union Territories of India in e-Governance services delivery, which has also enabled it to save around Rs 200 crore annually that was incurred in the carriage of physical files and other transportation charges etc during the Annual Durbar move between the two capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
Wwhile releasing the National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment report, prepared at the initiative of the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) in the Union Ministry of Personnel, which is under his charge.
The Minister lauded the UT of Jammu and Kashmir for achieving this position with an overall compliance of nearly 90%.
Addressing the National Workshop on e-Office and Launch of National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment (NeSDA 2021), Dr Jitendra Singh informed that in the Union Territories category, Jammu & Kashmir was assessed for the first time in NeSDA 2021 and scored the highest amongst all UTs for six sectors. He said, after coming into force of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 with effect from 31 st  October, 2019, J&K became the first UT in the country to have Good Governance Index and was also first to launch District Good Governance Index for 20 Districts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in January this year.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, the operationalization of two Secretariats in Jammu & Kashmir was possible because of e-Office and that has put an end to Annual Darbar move carrying over  300 truckloads of files between the two capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu. This also saved Rs 200 crore per annum and led to interrupted work culture in the entire UT without any official break of six weeks for organization of files in Jammu and Srinagar, respectively.
The Minister said, the adoption of e-Office has enabled the simultaneous operationalization of both Jammu and Srinagar Secretariats and was one of the biggest reforms related to the practice of Darbar move.
He also urged the government at the centre, Jammu and Kashmir administration to take stern action against communal and divisive forces creating hatred in the society and appealed to the people to see through the designs of such forces and maintain religious harmony and peace at all costs.
Jamwal, BD Dalotra, Satpal, Harbans lal, Gurnam Singh, Satya Jamwal, Rakesh Sharma, MK Rana, besides other office bearers of district and blocks.

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