Haryana Government has succeeded in linking 1,400 government offices of various departments through State Wide Area Network (SWAN).
Work is apace on setting up State Data Centre and concrete measures have also been taken for the creation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in the state.
Disclosing this recently an official spokesman said that basic structure has been put in place for the creation of Information Technology (IT) cadre in the state for implementation of various e-governance initiatives. Another key project involving setting up of the State Service Delivery Gateway was being implemented. It would not only facilitate data-sharing, but would also bring about integration within departments. Besides, a State e-governance Management Team (SeMT) is being fixed to extend technical and professional support to various government departments engaged in conceptualizing and implementing e-Governance initiatives.
Out to catch them young and enable children to develop IT operational skills, the state government has decided to set up ICT labs in more than 2,600 government schools, and all government colleges. Such measures have made Haryana occupy a place of prominence on the national IT industrial map, especially with the emergence of Gurgaon as the hub of IT and Information Technology-Enabled Services (ITES) industry.
He said that some of the flagship e-governance projects identified for implementation included Public Distribution System (PDS), Driving Licenses and Registration of Vehicles, Commercial Taxes, and Integrated Financial Management System. A mission mode project known as “e-District” has also been implemented as a pilot project with four services, namely, Income Certificate, Caste Certificate, Domicile Certificates and Grievances, being delivered under this project. This project will be replicated in other districts.