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CS launches revamped UT portal with latest features, info about J&K

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Srinagar: Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, today launched the revamped UT portal, a single window platform for integrated delivery of information and services by various government departments with the latest features in the presence of Commissioner Secretary, IT, Prerna Puri.

Dr Mehta praised the IT Department and the NIC for creating this inclusive platform offering both services and information as well. He said that the portal would act as a one-stop solution for all the people availing services or seeking information about different aspects of the UT, an official press release informed.

On the occasion, it said the Chief Secretary also enquired about the response of the public over the online services. He also took note of the feedback from the applicants over the RAS portal and the status of the integration of services with the Auto-appeal system for the timely delivery of services to the public.

During the launch, it was revealed that the goal of this portal is to provide holistic information about J&K to the citizens of the country. The core functionalities provided by the portal relate to government structure in the UT, budget, key notifications, government schemes, key functionaries, important institutions, a news feed, social media, emergency contacts, etc. It also provides transactional government services for citizens, business establishments, and overseas people.

The various sections/features of the portal include the profile of the UT and is available in three languages viz; English, Urdu, and Hindi. There is a separate section providing information about the Government and its officials. It also contains links to departments and all districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Important links to some important websites like LG Office, GAD, J&K Police, Fire & Emergency Services, Traffic Police, SKIMS, EDI, JKPSC, JKSSB, e-Unnat, e-Gov Initiatives, Mobile Apps, Educational Institutions, Citizen Services, Tenders & Advertisement are available on the portal.

Significantly the portal also gives insights about the latest news & happenings related to Jammu & Kashmir thereby giving authentic information to the people. The Explore J&K section contains the beauty of Jammu and Kashmir and the site can be explored for Handicrafts, Tourism, Arts & Culture, Horticulture, Amarnath Shrine, Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, etc.

It was also revealed that the Portal has been made 100 percent complaint with National e-Service Delivery Assessment (NeSDA) Guidelines of DARPG and includes a list of Districts with contact details of District Magistrates and senior officials besides the facility to log ‘Grievances/ Complaints’ on the Portal.

During this event, the CS also launched the onboarding of 16 schemes of the Agriculture Production Department (10), Social Welfare Department (4), and Mission Youth (2) on the ‘myScheme’ portal, an exclusive web portal for all the beneficiary-oriented schemes and welfare programmes offered by the government.

Some of these schemes include the Integrated Sheep Development Scheme, Kisan Credit Card, RKVY, PM KISAN, National Agriculture Market, Sub-mission on Agriculture Mechanization, Residential School for Blinds, Nari Niketans, Bal Ashrams, Finance Assistance to Child Victims of Violence, Rise Together, and Spurring Entrepreneurship Initiative, etc.

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