Assam: Chief Minister's Office keen on digital streamlining of governance and citizen services
In a bid to make government services more people-friendly, hassle-free and transparent, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday launched four initiatives of the State Government, including an online portal for registration in employment exchanges as well as an e-ticketing system for Majuli–Jorhat ferry services. Also on the agenda is employing technological interventions in state administration to streamline governance structures.
The Android-based e-ticketing system launched for all ferry services connecting Majuli river island with Jorhat district, including ferries operating to and from Neamatighat, will also be applicable to other major ferry routes, but this part of the project will be in phases.
The Transport Department has also been directed by the chief minister to initiate online services for renewal of driving licence and issuance of duplicate driving licence before the festival of Durga Puja.
The press release issued by the Chief Minister's Office said that the government has also launched a COVID-19 relief scheme for drivers, conductors and handymen of inter-district buses under the Transport Department and distribution of toolkits to bamboo artisans of the state under the Industries and Commerce Department.
Sarma further said that the State Government has abolished police verification for appointment in government service, adding that this facility will soon be extended for acquiring trade licences as well. Land-related matters will also be settled through an online system in a phased manner.
A portal launched for online registration in the employment exchanges will help people register their names through AADHAR seeding and without visiting brick-and-mortar facilities. Those without AADHAR will be forced to visit the employment exchanges until March 31, 2022. In this regard, the Skill and Employment Department has also been directed to create a job portal within the next six months in order to allow better job opportunities for those unemployed.
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