Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu directed the General Administration Department to advise all departments to update all government websites with the latest information and content by Friday and further asked the department to come up with the delivery of Citizens’ Services via mobile application also to strengthen the public service delivery mechanism.
Lt Governor passed these directions during a series of meetings he chaired to review the functioning of IT and Science and Technology departments here at Civil Secretariat.
Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor, Administrative Secretary, Information Technology and Science and Technology Departments gave a detailed presentation on the overall functioning and structure of the IT and Science and Technology Departments and several initiatives being undertaken by the said departments.
BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Arun Kumar Mehta; Financial Commissioner, Finance; Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary, I&C; Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring and senior functionaries of concerned departments attended the meeting.
Lt Governor stressed upon the officers to prioritize the e-Court programme besides updating CPIS and make it fully functional by December. He further called for a 100% biometric attendance system to track the attendance of the employees at the Secretariat.
Lt Governor entrusted upon the officers to prepare a UT led model for the implementation of BharatNet to connect Gram Panchayats across J&K through a high-speed fiber-optic network for taking up with Government of India.
While reviewing the functioning of the Science and Technology Department and the working of Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA), Lt Governor directed JAKEDA to conduct a survey to assess the on-ground situation of the implementation of solar energy schemes and find gaps.
He asked them to evaluate whether the solar lamps and solar lanterns distributed are being put into use by the beneficiaries or not and explore the future initiatives needed for the successful implementation of solar energy schemes.
While speaking on Science Centers sanctioned by GoI, Lt Governor asked the concerned to resolve all bottlenecks with regard to the said centers by December-15 and speedily implement the projects.