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Hosting of obsolete content on official websites
Finally, J&K Govt decides to crack whip
2/26/2021 12:41:29 AM
Early Times Report
jammu, Feb 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Government seems to have finally decided to crack whip against the departments that are making mockery of the digital governance project by posing obsolete and outdated content on official websites.
The government in a fresh detailed direction has issued first-ever Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for continuous and concurrent updation of official websites.
As per the reports coming to the fore, the GAD vide its Order No.148 dated February 13, 2021 constituted a committee comprising of Secretary Information Technology Department, State Informatics Officer, National Informatics Centre and representative of Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA) for continuously supervising the updation of official websites of various Government departments and districts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the reports, the JK Government had taken a major initiative about 14 years back to implement e-governance in all the government departments, Public Sector Undertakings (PSU)s and other organisation under the centrally sponsored scheme. Most of the support is provided by National Informatics Centre (NIC), which is a premier institution of the Government of India, established in 1976. Respective departments have to maintain the infrastructure which includes the software content.
Pertinently, in era of Information Technology, the much-hyped e-governance in Jammu and Kashmir is proving to be a big failure. While the issue of data collection for proactive disclosure of information under the Right to Information Act-2009 is still a distant dream, the estates department website is completely defunct or carry wrong and outdated information.
Furthermore, there has been very little compliance with Section 4 of the legislation which makes it obligatory for a public authority [department falling under RTI Act] to "maintain all its records and indexed in a manner and form which facilitates the right to information." It also calls for ensuring that "all records that are appropriate to be computerized are, within a reasonable time and subject to availability of resources, computerized and connected through a network all over the state on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated."
What is more ironic is that the State Chief Information Commissioner in 2011 had formally informed the J&K Chief Secretary that there is not so encouraging response from Public Authorities with regard to implementation of Section 4 of the Act.
As per the sources within the government, lakhs of rupees out of the exchequer were invested in introducing Information Technology (IT) and e-Governance in the day to day working of the organisation but it has proved sheer wastage of state exchequer as no regular back system was created to keep the website updated.
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