"Ka se Kamputer, not kabootar": Pilot

Need to take e-literacy to schools in rural areas as well, says minister

GN Bureau | February 18, 2010


Sahin Pilot at the 13th National Conference on e-Governance at Jaipur
Sahin Pilot at the 13th National Conference on e-Governance at Jaipur

IT services need to be taken to villages, said  minister of state for IT Sachin Pilot at the 13th national conference on e-governance being held at at Jaipur on Thursday.

Pilot said in his address at the conference that the real penetration of IT will occur only when students in schools start learning ‘Ka  se Kamputer and not Ka se Kabootar.’

"The true meaning of e-Governance is that the services /facilities available to citizens in metros is available to citizens in village. The government  is making efforts towards ensuring that  government services are  available in all the 6,40,000 villages across India," he said.

He said that the government has translated  its various software applications in the 22 official languages to ensure that the government's IT schemes reaches a citizen in the language he/she speaks.

The minister highlighted that the focus now should be towards the execution of the National e-Governance Program by the State. Minister also mentioned the challenges of cyber-security which needs to be addressed at all levels.
 

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