UDHAMPUR, JULY 3: Union Minister of State, PMO, Department of North Eastern Region and Atomic Energy, Dr Jitendra Singh accompanied by Minister of State for Finance & IT, Pawan Gupta launched the Digital India Milestone in Udhampur district. A website Udhampur Newsline was also launched on the occasion and roadmap for launch of e-District was discussed.
Dr Jitendera Singh, speaking on the occasion appreciated the district administration for prompt dissemination of the Prime Minister’s campaign for digital India and endeavoring for covering maximum government services in the project. He expressed happiness that within 48 hours of launch of the Flagship Project by the Prime Minister, he had an opportunity for launch of prestigious e-District Project and website of Newsline in Udhampur. He complimented the Deputy Commissioner for devising Online Project Monitoring Portal and Human Resource Management Portal for Government Employees. This, he said, will ensure strict vigilance, inspection and monitoring of developmental projects and also provide district administration a ready database of projects, infrastructure and manpower available. He called for up scaling this unique initiative to the state level.
The Union Minister informed that in FY, 2015-16 under Project e-District so far 41 districts in 16 states have been included in the project and Udhampur will be 42nd district in the prestigious project list of Government of India. The project has also been successfully launched in another 116 districts in FY 2014-15.
While reviewing the flagship programmes, Dr Jitendra appreciated the administration for construction of more than 900 toilets overall and around 700 of them in less than 3 weeks; and for coverage of more than 12000 people under the social security scheme Atal Bhima Yogna. The Minister was also informed that 84000 accounts have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna.
Pawan Gupta also discussed various aspects of the project and highlighted commitment of State Government for bringing in digital revolution for maximum transparency, public convenience and eliminating corruption. He expressed hope that district administration will be able to achieve the digitization road-map and better public service delivery.
Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, gave a detailed presentation regarding preparedness of district administration for launch of e-District Project in Udhampur and around 30 services shortlisted for the project. Department wise scheme of public services were discussed in the meeting. A detailed resume of IT related activities and various flagship schemes was also presented in the meeting.
MLA Chenani, Dina Nath Bhagat, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Surinder Gupta, SSP Suleiman Choudhary, Addl DC Angrez Singh Rana, CPO Rakesh Jamwal, ACR Rajiv Magotra, ACD Dhanantar Singh, District and Sectoral Officers, SDMs, Tehsildars, BDOs, BMOs, CDPOs, Naib Teshildars and other officers attended the function.