J&K government launches portal to provide info and services of state departments

This will enable citizens to download forms and submit their applications electronically through a common gateway.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published: September 22, 2014 7:12:54 pm

From now onwards, people need not undergo the hassle of remembering individual web sites for getting information about various departments in Jammu Kashmir as Omar Abdullah government on Monday launched the state portal so as to provide them a single window for ‘any time’ and ‘any where’ access to information and services of its various departments.

The state portal was launched in the civil secretariat here by the Minister of State for Information Technology and Science Technology (Independent charge), Feroze Khan. The official websites of various state government departments, which were accessible to citizens on different addresses shall now be accessible through this portal, an official spokesman here said.

It aims to enhance the services provided to citizens through common service centres, the spokesman said, adding that the State Portal (SP) has been developed and implemented so as to enable them access the services under a single interface mechanism in the form of the Portal.

The project entails delivery of the services through Common Service Centers (CSCs) by leveraging the common IT infrastructure. This will enable citizens to download forms and submit their applications electronically through a common gateway, he pointed out.

The minister desired to add disaster management features also to this portal as well for use at the time of the disasters for providing free flow of information relating to advisories of various departments like Public Health Engineering, Flood Control, Health, Public Distribution System etc., besides keeping the citizens informed about the rescue and relief operations. Pointing out that the non availability of the information for the trapped and rescued people in the recent flood disaster added to panic amongst the citizens, he desired that the portal be used for ensuring free flow of information in such eventuality by declaring it as a critical application.

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