AI, new tech tools will enable efficient public services: LG
Chairs meeting on 'Future-Ready Governance'
Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a high-level meeting and discussed the key issues related to ‘Future-Ready Governance’, at the Raj Bhawan Sunday, an official press release informed.
It said the meeting was attended by Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Anurag Goel, former Union Secretary; Prof. Umesh Rai, Vice Chancellor Jammu University; Prof. Nilofer Khan, VC Kashmir University; Dr Nazir A. Ganai, VC SKUAST Kashmir; Dr BN Tripathi, VC SKUAST Jammu; Anurag Goyal, Advisor, NITI Aayog; Shaleen Kabra, Additional Chief Secretary Jal Shakti Department; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to LG; administrative secretaries, HoDs and senior officers.
The prime objective of the workshop conducted earlier and today’s meeting organized by the Planning Development & Monitoring Department was to draw a roadmap integrating technological advancements into the system to create more values through good governance, the release said.
“Change is the only constant and every sector has to imagine a future in the backdrop of the increasing role of humans and machines and their collective strength for growth,” the LG said.
He underlined the need for integration of Artificial Intelligence and new technological tools to plan schemes more effectively and to make public services more efficient.
“Technological adoption and increased human and machine collaboration will also enable informed decision making, improve policy-making processes, target resources and services urgently required for quality living of citizens and speedy implementation of projects,” he said.
The LG emphasized on adopting a strategic and integrated approach to effectively tackle the various growing challenges like climate change, cyber threat and issues in health, education and agriculture.
The LG asked the Planning Development & Monitoring Department to prepare for the significant shift to maximize the benefits of government schemes for the citizens and minimize the risk and loss.
“Besides improving policy performance, managing the complex challenges of the future and addressing disruptive changes that will occur in the future, the integrated approach will help us to develop a system of citizen-driven policies,” he said.
“In order to achieve the vision of developed J&K and India by 2047, first we need to set the goals for the next three years with Agriculture and Education as two priority sectors. I am confident that we will be able to bring transformation in the coming years,” the LG added.
Anurag Goel, former Union Secretary and Advisor IIT Jodhpur gave a detailed presentation on ‘Future-Ready Governance’.
The meeting also discussed the establishment of a nodal cell in the Planning Department.
Dr Raghav Langer, Secretary Planning Development & Monitoring Department briefed the meeting on the proposed initiatives and the future strategy.