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Jammu Kashmir Embraces IT Revolution Through e-Governance Agency

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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir (J& K) has set up an exclusive e-Governance Agency called the Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA), with an empowered Board of Governors, headed by the State Chief Secretary. JaKeGA registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act on January 14, 2009, is supposed to provide with the much-needed flexibility to implement IT (Information Technology) related projects throughout the State and to receive grants directly from the Government of India and other donor agencies.

Modeled on similar agencies working in many progressive states like Karnataka and Punjab, this JaKeGA shall serve as the single point responsible for procuring all types of IT resources and services like hardware, software, power, printing and networking peripherals for Government agencies. This will help streamline the IT-related activities of all the departments and help them save time and money by providing them with a single point mechanism for designing, developing, procurement and training. JaKeGA shall also have the mandate to create permanent, temporary or project-based positions that shall help boost the employment prospects of the thousands of IT professionals in the State.

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