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Nagaland Chief Secretary calls for digitalization of Govt. functioning

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DIMAPUR, APRIL 22: Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam today proposed phasing out the manual process of issuing inner line permit and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe certificates and to make the whole process digital within a time period of 3 to 4 months.
The Chief Secretary made the proposal at a departmental review meeting with the Department of Information Technology and Communication and the Department of Power held today in the Chief Secretary’s conference hall. In the meeting, the CS discussed at length with officials of both Departments issues related to the day-to-day activities as well as the projects currently being undertaken and problems if any that are hampering the smooth functioning of the two Departments.
The Department of Information Technology and Communication gave a detailed power point presentation regarding the activities currently being undertaken and shared a few infrastructure and capital shortage issues that the Department was facing, which in turn was greatly affecting its service output.
The Department highlighted the issue of non-availability of real time data and information and regular updates from certain Departments as a cause for concern vis-à-vis maintenance of the State Government’s official portal as also in providing regular updates and information to the general public. Apart from these, the Department also shared some of the important activities it is currently undertaking such as the State Data Centre which hosts the websites and applications of 70 Departments, the online Inner Line Permit and Common Service Centres across the State, etc.
The Chief Secretary commended the IT&C Department and urged the officers to further continue bringing new developments and innovations to the working of the State Government.
The Department of Power presented a detailed report of its activities and projects currently being undertaken and also projects that are yet to be approved. The Department expressed that the biggest problem it was facing was the shortage of manpower in carrying out maintenance work which is in fact one of the Department’s most vital functions.
One major issues discussed in detail during the meeting was the purchase of power at very high rates from certain power sources. The Department also highlighted some of the new solar plant projects that it would undertake in the coming months.
(Page News Service)