Geetanjali Minhas | February 10, 2016 | Mumbai
Maharashtra government will put all 250 citizen services online through the government’s portal Aaple Sarkar by August 15, said chief minister Devendra Fadnavis while addressing the Nasscom Leadership Forum 2016 on Wednesday. The portal is offering 150 online services 24X7.
“Government is a big enterprise; the key to governance is to make it smart. Real democracy - of the people, for the people, by the people can be achieved through smart governance,” he said.
“Our resources are not finite. With smart cities, our endeavour is to create infrastructure that is dynamic, understands its own existence and can reflect upon its own efficiency. It brings accountability into services that are delivered in community,” he further said
On the recently implemented Right to Service Act, he said that it casts responsibility on part of the government to provide transparent services at right time and proper costs and gives citizens a legal right to avail those services. “After putting them on electronic platform we could experience the change. In a short span we received nearly 8,00,000 applications and 99% people got services on time,” he informed.
He said that in industrial sector, 76 permissions, which were required earlier, have been cut down to 25 through a single window electronic platform and have to be provided within stipulated time frame electronically.
Chief minister also announced that the government is a creating start up warehouse. Nasscom has recently projected IT industry growth at 12.3% in the 2015-16 fiscal, ending on March 31. It said that start-ups and e-commerce are the new champions of the industry and expects these segments to increase their contribution to industry growth in coming years.
Nasscom president, R Chandreshekhar stated that IT is 143 billion dollar industry today. “The digital journey has attracted young and brightest minds. The challenge is to leverage the technologies and opportunities and ensure young in country have the skills to make them employment worthy and truly optimise on demographic dividend.”
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