To achieve transparency and make technology friendly, Govt services will go online from October in Andhra Pradesh
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 02-Aug-2017

Hyderabad, August 2: All the government services in Hyderabad will go online from October, the dream of ‘Mission Andhra Pradesh’s e-Pragati’ will soon be a reality. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that the move is aimed at making administration technology friendly and transparent. The government has begun training officials to handle e-governance.

Andhra Pradesh government has announced 2017-18 as an e-Pragati year, meaning the year of technological advancement. Naidu has pledged to make all government services available online starting October. Departments of Agriculture and Co-Operation, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Backward Classes Welfare, Chief Ministers Office, Consumer Affairs Food & Civil Supplies, Department for Women, Children, Disabled and Senior, Energy, Environment, Forests, Science and Technology, Finance, General Administration, Health, Medical and Family Welfare, Higher Education, Home, Housing, Industries and Commerce, Information Technology, Labour, Minorities Welfare, Revenue etc will become technology friendly. Details of schemes, applying for benefits, certification, status update and scholarships will be automated and computerized.

The government has begun training officials to handle e-governance. A six-week training programme is being conducted by a team from Indian School of Business; Hyderabad. Four officials from each department have been selected for the training program. Once equipped to adapt to the technology, the officials will incorporate the same in their department. The entire process is expected to be completed by October. The training session was inaugurated in Vijayawada on Tuesday. With the move to an online platform, all certificates, invoices, file status will be available online. Apart from ensuring transparency, the move is also aimed at job creation.