Many challenges before e-governance: Tovihoto
DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 21
NAGALAND is facing multiple challenges in implementation of e-governance, including stable connectivity infrastructure, power, lack of awareness on benefits of e-governance etc.
Launching the NagalandOne Community Service Centres (CSCs) at Indisen village here on Saturday, Parliamentary Secretary for IT&C, Science & Technology, Technical Education and Taxes, Tovihoto Ayemi, however, said the government is trying its best in resolving these challenges by setting up IT infrastructure like the State Wide Area Network (SWAN) and the State Data Centre (SDC). Tovihoto said the launching of NagalandOne Common Service Centre is taking the State a step closer towards the goal of the National e-Governance Plan in ‘Bringing Public Services Closer Home’. He appealed for continued community support for the CSCs and increase of services from government departments to reap the benefits of the Centres. He said CSC is being implemented by the Nagaland State e-Governance Society (NSeGS) and as such the State is mandated to set up, operate and manage 220 CSCs in the state.
Tovihoto later addressed an inaugural programme at DC’s conference hall.
Commissioner & Secretary, ITC and CEO NSeGS, KT Sukhalu also spoke during the programme.
Through the CSC, citizens can avail facilities such as online submission of NPSC forms, Technical and NEC scholarship forms, mobile and DTH recharge, SIM activation, mobile bill payment etc.
Altogether, 63 CSCs are already active and functional across the State. There are 11 CSCs in Dimapur district.