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Chief Secretary launches Artificial Intelligence Framework of J&K

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Says, the step will realise vision of technologically advanced, digitally empowered J&K

SRINAGAR: In a momentous stride towards fostering technological progress and socio-economic development in J&K, Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, launched the Artificial Intelligence Framework of Jammu and Kashmir as part of the Digital J&K Mission.

Commissioner Secretary, Information Technology, Prerna Puri; Director Information, Minga Sherpa; Additional Secretary, Information Technology Department and other senior officers of the department were present on the occasion.

Speaking after the launch, the Chief Secretary said that this pioneering framework sets a precedent in Jammu and Kashmir with an objective of harnessing the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in various sectors and elevating the lives of the citizens here. He added that the unveiling of the AI Framework marks a defining milestone in our vision to embrace cutting-edge technologies and enhance governance, public services, and economic growth which is one of the remarkable achievements in the last couple of years.

Highlighting that J&K has shown phenomenal growth in IT services, Dr. Mehta said that standout transformation is being witnessed across Jammu and Kashmir with the initiation of the Digital J&K Mission. More than 602 services are being provided to citizens through online mode. He remarked that J&K has been ranked number one amongst all Union Territories in the NeSDA rankings of DARPG which reflects the improvement in the overall governance system across Jammu and Kashmir with the help of digital technologies.

The Chief Secretary further said that the Governance system in J&K has been transformed from the Panchayat level up to the Administrative level with impetus on involving all the citizens from the grassroots level in the system. He added that with the unique platform of the Jan Bhagidari (Empowerment) Portal, an accountable, transparent governance system has been established in Jammu and Kashmir which enables citizens to participate in the monitoring of development progress.

Dr. Mehta further said that with the launch of the Artificial Intelligence Framework, Jammu and Kashmir will emerge as a leader in AI, fostering social innovations as well as realizing the vision of a technologically advanced and digitally empowered Jammu and Kashmir. He added that this transformative framework will empower our government, citizens, and industries to unlock the full potential of AI and drive sustainable development across the region.

On the occasion, Commissioner Secretary Information Technology Department, PrernaPuri gave a detailed presentation on the AI Framework of J&K and spoke at length about the broad objectives of this framework and the anticipated outcomes for the UT in running its affairs more effectively with the hallmarks of transparency and accountability.

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