The Telangana Government is planning to digitise the data of all departments so as to expedite the process of transformation of the State into a technology-enabled one, according to IT Minister K T Rama Rao.
Addressing the media at a Smart City Start-Up conclave, ‘Accelerate India – Technology for Growth’, in Hyderabad recently, the minister said that the Government has joined hands with Microsoft India to acquire smart solutions to achieve the goal.
The Government of Telangana has undertaken several initiatives to leverage on technology. While the Transport Department is working on a pilot project to facilitate e-registration certificates of vehicles, the Health Department is also planning to digitise the health records of citizens.
Rao said, “The pilot project of e-registration certificates and e-driving licences is being carried out in Cyberabad for last three months. We will also ensure that transport department and traffic police accept electronic version on mobile phone or digital wallet.”
In addition, he said, “We are committed to the welfare of our citizens by expanding the opportunities for eGovernance, citizen services and economic growth in the State. We are modernising all the government departments, including Transport, Traffic police, Law and Order, Energy, Water Board, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Health.”
As of today, technologies benefit people in a huge manner and with this focus, the State Government has partnered with Microsoft India to leverage its technology offerings and expertise to help transform Telangana into a sustainable and competitive State that cares for its citizens. Meanwhile, the Government is also looking forward to work with Start-ups in its digitisation drive.
The Minister feels that implementing eGovernance is not a big challenge for the governments, but to get people adopt technology is a herculean task. Not only the citizens but sometimes the government officials are also found reluctant. It is either due to lack of awareness or inadequate infrastructure.
“We are planning to create an official email address for the State Government employees who generally rely on private mail services,” added the Minister.