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Digital era commences in J&K as all offline services to end from today: Govt

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Jammu: J&K has decided to go fully digital from today. This was announced by the Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, in a meeting of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) attended by all the Administrative Secretaries here today.

According to an official press release, Dr Mehta directed Commissioner Secretary, IT to ensure that all government services are only made available through online mode from today. He reiterated that no service shall remain offline and applicants need not to visit any government offices for availing any services.

The Chief Secretary enjoined upon all the Secretaries to monitor that the services are being delivered online in a hassle-free manner.

The Chief Secretary also advised them to constitute control rooms in Administrative departments as well as at HoD level and in the offices of Deputy Commissioners for providing support to the public. He asked them to run campaigns so that ample awareness is created among the masses. He told them to conduct awareness programmes in educational institutions and at the Panchayat level.

He stressed upon all the officers to take note of all the services provided by their respective departments and implement these orders.

The Chief Secretary was informed that over 400 services have already been offered in online mode across all the departments and many of them are integrated with the quality check and feedback-seeking mechanism of RAS. It was also revealed these services are also being onboarded on the digital portal of e-UNNAT, Service Plus, and DigiLocker for ease and free access to the general public.

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