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Haryana launches ‘BISWAS’ for water, sewer online application

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Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu has launched the online citizen services – ‘BISWAS’ of Public Health Engineering Department, which would provide the facility of online application for new water and
sewer connections, and online payment of water and sewer bills on the occasion of ‘Good Governance Day’.

The State Finance Minister said that it is important to reduce inter-departmental intervals for good governance, for which administrative secretaries have the maximum responsibility. He said that a good team of senior officers is working hard to realise the vision of the government.

Appreciating the efforts being made by Chief Secretary D S Dhesi, officers of the National Informatics Centre, Haryana, HARTRON and Information Technology Department, Capt Abhimanyu said that as a result of these efforts, Haryana is moving towards transformation of the system.

He said that this programme has been organised in accordance with the announcement made by the Central Government last year to celebrate the birthdays of Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as ‘Good Governance Day’.

Additional Chief Secretary – Revenue Dalip Singh, Additional Chief Secretary – Information Technology Keshni Anand Arora and Managing Director – Information Technology and HARTRON Vijayendra Kumar highlighted the activities of their respective departments on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Vijayendra Kumar said that under the Digital Literacy Programme, HARTRON has fixed a target to make over 52.50 lakh people digital literate in the next three years. So far, over 1.32 lakh people have registered under this programme, and 4,400 Anganwadi workers, 4,134 ASHA Workers and 476 depot holders have also been registered for digital literacy.

He said that HARTRON had written to the Central Government and had requested to organise examination of Digital Literacy through Haryana Knowledge Corporation, which has been approved. He said that Razipur and Mandana villages of Panchkula district have been adopted by HARTRON for digital literacy. He said that under Digital India programme, Panchkula, Jind and Sirsa districts of Haryana have been chosen for first, second and third prizes.

These prizes would be distributed by Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad in a programme to be held in New Delhi on December 28.

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