Advisor Kumar emphasises cyber security, role of of IT in easing govt functioning
Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Friday emphasized officers’ role in using IT for easing government functioning and reinforcing transparency in services delivery.
The advisor, according to an official statement, was speaking at the certificate distribution ceremony of capacity building trainings imparted to officers and organised by Information Technology Department in collaboration with National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG).
The trainings were attended by over 60 senior officers of various departments of the state government, addressed issues of security in handling the internet and IT devices in today’s age. The training on process reengineering, sensitized senior officers about making work flow in the government shorter, simpler, more efficient and speedy.
Advisor Kumar gave away the certificates to the participants at a joint closing ceremony after conclusion of the trainings.
The advisor congratulated the IT Department for having conducted the training programs on Information Security, Project Management and Government Process Re-engineering in the last one month and also other trainings in Information Technology during the year.
The advisor highlighted the importance of Cyber Security at a time when the State government is graduating to e-Governance and smart governance in a big way. Presently over 100 G2C services are being offered online. The land records are being digitized, he said.
He added that the offices are moving towards digitization and adopting e-tendering for procurement purposes. e-Governance is penetrating down up-to the panchayat level and thus have multiplied the need of precautions to be taken for safe transaction of government business. The need for simplifying government processes with a view to making them faster, and hassle-free for the citizens cannot be overemphasized.
During the function, the Advisor interacted on a one-to-one basis with all the participants and also reviewed case studies of process reengineering presented by a group of Deputy Commissioners, Avny Lavasa, Piyush Singla and Owais Ahmed, who were participants in the training.
Secretary Information Technology, Saugat Biswas, while speaking on the occasion, informed that the J&K e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA),Department of IT has collaborated with professional agencies such NISG, NeGD, NIIT with a view to raise the standards of Capacity building and making the trainings relevant to the contemporary requirements.