Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 06:00 [IST]
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CM hails e-services provided by NIC during Covid pandemic
GANGTOK, (IPR): Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang inaugurated the National Informatics Centre (NIC) building and National Knowledge Network (NKN) here at Tashiling Secretariat Complex today.
The Chief Minister extended his gratitude towards members of NIC at both State and Central levels. He expressed pleasure to be part of the inauguration of NIC and NKN buildings which will be beneficial to the people of Sikkim.
The Chief Minister acknowledged the contribution of NIC Sikkim during the Covid-19 pandemic as they were the only active e-Government service and he hailed the e-services of NIC which reached the remote parts of the State during the pandemic.
He expressed hope that the convenience provided by the e-services would make the lives of citizens of Sikkim much more plain sailing. He requested the line departments to take this opportunity to serve the people of Sikkim by enhancing various e-services in the State.
In the end, the Chief Minister thanked the DG, NIC, Dr. Neeta Verma for participating in the programme and hoped that Pakyong, Soreng along with all the blocks of the State will be able to establish NIC branches which will ease the lives of the citizens living in the rural areas. He assured that the government will leave no stone unturned in its commitment of providing best e-services in every part of the State.
Earlier, Buildings and Housing secretary Rajen Sharma gave a brief technical report of the NIC floor and NKN floor.
Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism and Civil Aviation department, Dr. K. Jayakumar gave a power point presentation of NIC Sikkim e-governance initiatives. He informed everyone that the objective of EoDB is to give simple regulations for business and stronger protection of property rights. Further, he talked on issues such as ease of renewals and issuance cost and inspections. In the end, he invited the line departments and government agencies for a training workshop on EoDB.
Senior Technical Director, NIC, Dr. L.P. Sharma gave a brief history of NIC Sikkim. He also talked about the activities of NIC Sikkim which included network, video conference services provided by NIC during State and Central level meetings, e-governance services, NIC Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) services during elections and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based landslide alert.
During the programme, virtual inauguration of Online Central Inspection System was conducted by the Chief Minister. Distribution of memento to Development, VC and Networking team, security and housekeeping staff for their unconditional support during Covid-19 pandemic was also done through the hands of the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Education minister Kunga Nima Lepcha, Buildings & Housing minister Sanjit Kharel, IT chairman Navraj Gurung, DIG (Range) Prawin Gurung, and officials of NIC Sikkim and NIC HQ, New Delhi.
Further, the Chief Minister was joined by Director General, NIC, New Delhi, Dr. Neeta Verma, district collector (east) Ragul K, HoDs and NIC representatives from four districts of Sikkim through virtual mode.