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The Puducherry government has evolved a detailed plan to implement the "e-office software programme" in keeping with the Centre's national e-governance plan.
The software has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and would initially be implemented in five departments of the Puducherry administration including the Secretariat, a top official said here today.
"E-governance is aimed at ushering in more efficient, effective and transparent inter-government transactions and processes," Secretary to Department of Information Technology D Manikandan told reporters here.
Hands-on training would be imparted to around 250 officers from various departments on implementation of the e-office process.
The innovative system is also aimed at ensuring "paperless, efficient and transparent governance," he said adding the e-governance scheme would be extended in a phased manner to all departments.
Manikandan further said the territorial government had also proposed to establish free Wi-Fi connectivity in 14 government-run colleges in the Union Territory, using funds under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme.
He said the government had also asked telecom service providers to provide free Wi-Fi services under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) scheme, in public places.
Railtel Corporation of India had come forward to provide free Wi-Fi at the Legislative Assembly and also at the local Railway station, he added.
The government official also said JIPMER and Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Research Institute (a State government-sponsored medical college)- would be connected with educational institutions across the country through high speed data communication network under the National Knowledge Network (NKN).
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