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India: KMC has an IT department

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In order to streamline administration and expedite e-Governance, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has set up a separate Information Technology department. The existing data processing department has been merged into the new department.

There will be deputy managers, assistance managers, managers, engineers, data helpers and clerks. Out of 15 deputy managers, nine will be posted at the data centre as it will operate round the clock. Two systems managers will look after data centre and networking activities, software application and data securities activities. One manager will look after work in the added areas. IT professionals will assist the controlling officers and attempts will be made to turn KMC into a paperless office. With the introduction of the unit area assessment from next year, it is necessary to introduce e-governance in borough offices to help property tax payers. The online system will connect all borough offices, maternity homes, stores and garages with the head quarters. It will make the administration both transparent and effective.

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