Feroz launches single window ‘Any Time, Any Where’ access state portal

Feroz Khan22JAMMU: Minister of State, Information Technology and Science Technology Departments (Independent Charge), Feroze Khan today launched the State Portal here at the Civil Secretariat, Jammu.

The Portal will provide to people a single window ‘Any Time, Any Where’ access to the information and services of various departments of the Jammu and Kashmir Government at all levels of governance for the Citizens and Business.

The Portal shall provide comprehensive, accurate and reliable and one stop source of information about the state and its various facets.

The official websites of various departments of the government, which were accessible to citizens on different addresses shall now be accessible through this portal, thus avoiding the hassle of remembering individual website addresses.

The project aims to enhance the services provided to the citizens through Common Service Centres (CSCs).

The State Portal (SP) has been developed and implemented so that citizens are provided with outlets where they can 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.

This important initiative facilitating Electronic Service Delivery will provide significant benefits to the citizens especially in the form of a single gateway to citizen for service delivery. Thus holistic and harmonious use of the Common Service Centres (CSCs) along with the common IT infrastructure and technology across the state for all application and services shall be achieved.

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

Secretary, Information Technology Department Mr. Parvez Ahmad Malik, informed that the State Portal is hosted in J&K State Data Centre, which will be connected with National Data Centre of NIC in New Delhi, the state portal will simultaneously be replicated there, thereby ensuring the continuity of the flow of information to citizens in case of disasters.

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