Kerala 1st State to roll out e-District project in all Districts

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Trivandrum: Kerala today became the first State in the country to implement the e-District project across all the Districts in the State. e-District is a Mission Mode Project under National e Governance Plan (NeGP). Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy today inaugurated the e-District programme in Thiruvananthapuram District and also announced the successful rollout of the project across the State.

In his address, the Chief Minister said, “It is a matter of pride that out of the 50 Districts announced in the Union Budget for the implementation of the e-District project across India, 14 are in Kerala and we have successfully rolled out the project across the State in just 122 days. This shows the Government’s commitment in serving its citizens and ensuring transparency in its services”.

Shri P K Kunhalikutty, Minister for Industries & IT, termed today’s event as a big achievement for Kerala as it became the first State in the country to roll out the e-District programme across all the Districts in the State. “This is yet another step in its goal of becoming the first digital State in the country and we plan to achieve this target in the next three years”, he added.

Shri Adoor Prakash, Revenue Minister gave away the first certificate for which the application was submitted online yesterday.

Giving details, P H Kurian IAS, Principal Secretary – IT said, “The e-District project will ensure speedy processing of applications and services which will be done online for citizens. Of the 17 Departments notified by the Central Government, 13 Departments are under the State Government, of which services are now available from seven Departments. Others will be added gradually. From April 08, 2013, First In First Out (FIFO) mode of processing will be implemented.”

The Kerala State Information Technology Mission (KSITM) is the implementing agency and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the nodal agency for the project. Citizens access the Kerala e-District portal or approach Akshaya centres to avail the online services.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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  1. State wide roll out of electronic service delivery is an unparalleled achievement. It will be tough to emulate this feat for any other state. Akshaya is one of the major reason for the success E-District and Electronic service delivery. Fifty percent of the Credit should go to Akshaya Entrepreneurs who are providing proactive citizen services through ubiquitous Telecenter network. Once all services are digitized the citizen will never have to go to a govt office for any service and should be able get it either online, through mobile or from the CSC.

  2. Dr.Santhosh Babu, IAS on

    Absolutely Mr.Korath! Why should a citizen ever go to a Govt office? The Internet should be the only interface between govt and citizen, and that Kerala is slowly achieving…. I wish TN was the first to achieve this, because we rolled out 10 certificates in Krishnagiri district under the e-district project, where the citizen could apply online and get the certificates online, without having to step out of their homes, in 201, but then follow up has been a bit slow. As a former IT Secretary of TN, I wish such projects are rolled out quickly across India….. Go ear meant s need to be felt, not seen..

    Congratulations to you and the IT Secretary and the Kerala IT mission for this achieving this stupendous milestone