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Government of India to Launch m-Governance System

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Government of India is planning to take the e-Governance programme a step forward by launching a village level mobile governance system for speedy delivery of services to the rural people.

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) will launch mobile governance (m-Governance) in the State very soon. This was informed by acting Director General of NIC, CSR Prabhu to Chief Secretary JK Mohapatra.

Meanwhile, the Department of Electronics and the Information Technology in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has prepared a framework for m-Governance to ensure inclusive delivery of public services in a time-bound manner.

Websites of all Government departments and agencies will be made mobile compliant, using the ‘one web’ approach. Open standards will be adopted for mobile applications for ensuring the inter-operability of applications across various operating systems and devices as per the Government policy on open standards for e-Governance, official sources said.

Uniform or single pre-designated numbers (long and short codes) will be used for mobile-based services to ensure convenience. Government departments and agencies are required to develop and deploy mobile applications for providing their public services through mobile devices to the extent feasible on the mobile platform, the sources said.

Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department has already started monitoring paddy procurement, rice transfer and delivery thorough m-Governance.

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