Bihar to help Rajasthan in setting up SMS-based monitoring system

After mentoring states on 'RTI through phone', Bihar will now show the m-gov way

GN Bureau | February 8, 2010



Bihar is fast turning into an e-governance consultant. After sharing its expertise in its pioneering e-governance project Jankari with many other states, it is now helping Rajasthan set up a SMS-based monitoring system. Officials associated with this project will soon visit Rajasthan to teach how the system works.

Bihar became the first state to launch the SMS-based monitoring system in December last year. Through this system, the government keeps a tab
on various schemes like NREGS, Indira Awas Yogna, pension, distribution of bicycle, dress and scholarship to students, road and bridge construction, health programmes and Integrated Child Development plan.

Under this system, filed officials send SMS every evening with information on work done by them, thus providing a constant update on
the progess made.

Earlier, the Bihar government had shared its expertise on its unique ‘RTI through phone’ project with Madhya Pradesh and some other states
interested in replicating it. Called Jankari, the project enables a person to file an RTI application through phone.

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