Puducherry launches e-office software programme

Q.  Which state government has evolved a detailed plan to implement the e-office software programme in keeping with the Centre's national e-governance plans?
- Published on 20 Apr 17

a. Puducherry
b. Mysuru
c. Bengaluru
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Puducherry
Puducherry launches e-office software programmeThe Puducherry government has evolved a detailed plan to implement e-office software in keeping with the e-governance plan of the nation.

This software has been developed by the NIC or National Informatics Centre and would be implemented in 5 departments of the Puducherry administration including the Secretariat.

E-governance is for ushering in a more effective, efficient and transparent inter government transactions and processes.

Hands-on training would be imparted to around 250 officers from various departments on implementation of the e-office process.

The innovative system is also aimed at ensuring paperless, efficient and transparent governance.

The territorial government had also proposed to establish free Wi-Fi connectivity in 14 government-run colleges in the Union Territory, using funds under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme.

Government had also asked telecom service providers to provide free Wi-Fi services under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) scheme, in public places.

Railtel Corporation of India had come forward to provide free Wi-Fi at the Legislative Assembly and also at the local Railway station.

JIPMER and Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Research Institute (a State government-sponsored medical college)- would be connected with educational institutions across the country through high speed data communication network under the National Knowledge Network (NKN).

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