As politicians and govt servants, we should have a single agenda to serve the people: Conrad

Shillong, August 09:  Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today said that government has envisaged a roadmap to enhance the delivery mechanism, where services for the benefit of the people are addressed through different means including adoption of technology.

“As politicians and government servants, we should have a single agenda to serve the people. Our intervention has to be effective to ensure that best possible, fastest and most efficient system is adopted for a transparent and accountable monitoring of schemes and projects for the welfare of the people,” said the Chief Minister at inauguration of Workshop on Enterprise Architecture for North Eastern States, organised by North Eastern Council (NEC) in collaboration with National Informatics Centre (NIC)

Talking on the advantage of technology, the Chief Minister underlined the importance of e-governance and satellite based technology to assess flood and other natural calamities and design a response system to tackle the challenge of such situations.

“The government has embarked on a mission for digital transformation but the challenge lies in sensitization. Unless and until the public is sensitized on available technology, its effective use will be negated,” the Chief Minister added.

He told the gathering that through video conference the government was holding review meetings with DCs of all districts in the State every second Tuesday of the month to discuss and chart out measure for effective implementation of schemes and programmes.

The tech savvy Chief Minister also elaborated on the importance of IT in governance and an approach for result oriented IT enabled services for the welfare of common good.

The objective of the workshop was to chart out a long term vision for India as a Digital Enterprise. The workshop focused on digital transformation initiatives as a move towards one citizen – one government vision and build India as a digital enterprise.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Minister of IT Hamlet Dohling, DDG NIC and SIO NIC Meghalaya T Dkhar, DDG and HoG EARD, NIC New Delhi, D C Mishra, President and CEO NeGD MeitY, New Delhi M S Rao, Director General NIC New Delhi Neeta Verma and Planning Advisor NEC C.H. Kharshiing.

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