CEO JaKeGA visualizes greater role of CSCs

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 24: Chief Executive Officer, Jammu & Kashmir eGovernance Agency (JaKeGA), Amit Sharma today mentioned greater role for Common Service Centres (CSCs) in coming times, especially in the light of ongoing Corona crisis wherein minimization of human interface has become need of the hour.
Sharma was speaking during inaugural session on ‘Digital India for Future Cities: Transformation of Urban Livelihood for Next Normal’ in Business World Smart Cities 2021 virtual conclave wherein officers from MeiTY, top experts of IT industry and Heads of eGov from different States/UTs participated.
The CEO JaKeGA talked about key initiatives taken by the Agency in J&K during past few years which include successfully setting-up of Common Service Center 1.0, State Data Center, eOffice implementation across the board in UT, creating Digital Village Centres, State Services Delivery Gateway for 29 G2C Services, Domicile Application, Mumkin, Awam ki Baat, JK Pulse, JK Sparrow, SWAN etc which has brought great relief to the citizens of J&K.
He explained that JaKeGA has the mandate of steering eGov reforms in J&K and this premier eGov Agency of the UT has been doing so and lived upto the expectations of public in yesteryears and intends to do much more for public good in coming times.
Amit Sharma further mentioned that next normal as a transformational tool for livelihood, either urban or rural, should be minimal or nil human interface which can be possible with successful launch of Common Facility Centres (next version) which can offer online all services related to various departments to a common citizen, which shall be available at the click of a button, either through PCs or mobile phones without taking the botheration of visiting government offices for availing such services.
Other speakers who spoke on the occasion were Saurabh Gaur, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Santosh Mishra, Transport Commissioner, Government of Tamil Nadu and Santulan Chaubey, Joint Director, Information Technology, Government of Delhi.