Advisor Kumar emphasizes role of IT in easing Govt functioning

Advisor K Vijay Kumar posing with participants of 3rd batch of trainings, which concluded on Friday.
Advisor K Vijay Kumar posing with participants of 3rd batch of trainings, which concluded on Friday.

Cyber Security, Process Re-engineering trainings conclude

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 11: Third batches of trainings on Information Security cum Cyber Security Management and Government Process Re-engineering concluded here today.
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The trainings which were attended by over 60 senior officers from various departments of the State Government addressed issues of security in handling the internet and IT devices in today’s age. The training on process re-engineering sensitized senior officers into making work flow in the Government shorter, simpler, more efficient and speedy.
Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar distributed certificates to the participants in a joint closing ceremony after conclusion of the trainings. The Advisor highlighted the importance of Cyber Security at a time when the State Government is migrating to e-Governance and smart governance in a big way.
Presently over 100 G2C services are being offered online. The land records are being digitized. The offices are moving towards digitization and adoptinge-tendering for procurement purposes. E-Governance is penetrating down upto the panchayat level and thus have multiplied the need of precautions to be taken for safe transaction of Government business. The need for simplifying Government processes with a view to making them faster, and hassle-free for the citizens cannot be over-emphasized, he added.
During the function, the Advisor interacted on a one-to-one basis with all the participants and also reviewed case studies of process reengineering on presented by a group of Deputy Commissioners, Avni Lavasa, Piyush Singla and Owais Ahmed who were participants in the training.
Secretary, Information Technology, Saugat Biswas, while speaking on the occasion, informed that the J&K e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA), Department of IT has collaborated with professional agencies such NISG, NeGD, NIIT with a view to raising the standards of capacity building and making the trainings relevant to the contemporary requirements.
In this series of trainings which commenced from mid December, 2018 more than 250 officers positioned at strategic levels such as Principal Secretaries, Commissioner Secretaries, Secretaries, Deputy Commissioners, Directors, Senior Superintendents of Police etc participated and took benefit from interactions with experts of national repute.
J&K e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA), IT Department has successfully organized training programmes on different themes. During the last 6 months, more than 240 employees which includes 180 officers from Secretariat and 60 officers/officials of district administration Leh &Kargil were trained on basic Information Communication Technology (ICT) course. Further, 60 employees of State Taxes Department were also trained on basic IT tools related to the implementation of GST Network in the State. Moreover in the training programmes which concluded today, more than 250 officers were trained on Government Process Re-engineering, Project Management, Information and Cyber Security Management.
Besides Advisor K Vijay Kumar; Secretary-IT, Saugat Biswas; General Manager, NISG; Satyajit Vagvala; Additional Secretary IT, Vaibhav Kohli and Project Manager, Capacity Building, Imran Sofi were also present at the concluding ceremony.