On the eve of Republic Day, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis gave wings to the Digital Maharashtra vision and strategy and launched the second phase of ‘Aaple Sarkar’ with 109 government services going online as a boon for its citizens. The state aims to be a digital state by 2019.
Taking a lead over other states, Maharashtra now has notified a total of 224 citizen services falling under various departments under ‘Right To Service Initiative’ (RTS) with 156 of them available online on on ‘Aaple Sarkar’, an online portal run by Mahaonline which the public can access anytime anywhere. The first phase launched 46 services online as part of the digital India campaign.
The state government has taken the step to invite ideas and suggestions on state budget from citizens with cash prize announced for best and most innovative suggestion on its ‘Aaple Sarkar’ website.
A digital visionary, the dynamic Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “This is just the half-way. We have set a target to go 100% digital, wherein all services are online, by October 2, 2016. Plans are also been worked out to avail operations of these services from mobiles”.
State government has been putting its best foot forward and promoting the online portal as the best way to boost the interface between the state and the citizens. The role of the government is to ease the concerns of the citizens, and the ‘Aaple Sarkar’ portal will do just the same.
Launched a year back on January 26, 2015, the online portal of ‘Aaple Sarkar’ so far has witnessed over 24,000 grievances, out of which 19,500 have been resolved. The system also registered a mammoth eight lakh applications for Right To Service (RTS).