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All govt services to go online by 15th Jan: Dr Mehta

Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta
Arun Kumar Mehta, IAS | The Dispatch

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 16: Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today impressed upon all the offices to make all the services online provided by them by 15th of January next year. He made these remarks while reviewing the performance of IT Department in a meeting here.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary, IT Department; Scientists from NIC and other officers of the department.
Dr Mehta directed the officers to prepare a list of all the services provided by the departments. He asked them to separate the services still offered in offline mode and prepare a roadmap for offering them in online mode with end to end digitization by 15th of January next year.
He exhorted upon them to advise the departments to conduct security audit of their respective websites forthwith without any fail. He told them to extend handholding to these departments to comply with the direction. He asked them to frame a list of offices that fail to conduct this audit so that action is initiated against those responsible.
The Chief Secretary also emphasized on the need of synchronizing the services with auto appeal as per the provisions of Public Services Guarantee Act. He also asked them to put all the services on e-UNNAT and Service Plus for their availability from a common platform for the ease of seekers around the length and breadth of J&K.
He enjoined upon them to look for increasing the number of CSCs/Khidmat Centres to take services closer to the doorsteps of people besides generating employment for youth. He advised them to link them with Banks for financial support and other benefits. He also directed them to notify the rates for different services which are uniform across the UT and suitable for both the service providers and seekers as well.


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