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Maha govt to make IAS officers accountable for e-governance

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Maharashtra government is considering judging the yearly performance of its IAS officers on the basis of their promotion of e-Governance initiatives in the state.

“Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has suggested that the annual performance of the concerned officer would be based on promotion of e-governance,” Secretary, Information Technology, Ajay Bhushan Pandey said.

Chavan has suggested that the e-governance services be made more people-friendly and should be available “any time any way”, Pandey said.

With increased use of e-governance, the state government would be providing citizen-centric services online within five months, after which people need not come to the Mantralaya for routine work, he said.

The government is working on networking of departments till tehsil level, the official said, adding “we have asked the departments to feed their data into the server.”

The chief minister has also insisted that official meetings be conducted through video conferencing, Pandey said. This would save time and ensure quick response, he said, adding, work on the videoconferencing facility would be completed along with networking of the departments.

Under the e-governance initiative, around 9,000 kiosks were set up across the state and they are offering online services like land records, various licenses, caste or domicile certificates, filing of VAT return and payment of motor vehicle tax, he said.

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