Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday said that the gap between government and the people could be reduced through maximum use of information technology. And it could also rein in corruption and middlemen, Das said while addressing the ‘Digital India Conclave’ organized in Ranchi by India Today. Stress was being given in every department to use IT to the maximum for taking good governance benefits to the people, the chief minister said.
Nearly a couple of years ago Jharkhand was being discussed with regard to corruption, but now with the change in situation, now the state was being identified as digital Jharkhand, Das said. Underscoring the need to make the state having pool of skilled and educated resources, the chief minister said these endeavours were necessary to end poverty.
A total of 4,404 panchayats are to connected through e-village, of which 1,400 have already been connected and the target to complete the exercise is December 2017, he said. Das said that when he came he stressed upon giving corruption-free governance, accountable and transparent governance, besides giving accent on technology and further steps were being taken in this direction.
Rewards were bestowed upon those personalities and institutions working well in the IT sector in the programme. Urban Development Minister C P Singh, CM’s Principal Secretary, Sanjay Kumar, Inspector General of Police R K Malik, CM’s Secretary Sunil Kumar Barnwal were among other dignitaries present on the occasion.