Create database of tourist guides, monitoring system for hospital equipments: Nitishwar Kumar

Continuing the weekly review meetings on progress of digital initiatives and implementation of various departmental projects, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar chaired a series of meetings at the Civil Secretariat here today. The meetings are undertaken to fast track the implementation of Lt Governor’s directions for seamless delivery of public services.

Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora informed that Mizan, the Revenue Courts App, has been functioning successfully since last couple of weeks and an additional feature of SMS alerts has been incorporated in it recently. The web based Panchayat Development Index measuring platform is also functioning and its mobile application is to be launched soon, informed the Deputy Commissioner.

From Kulgam, the Ittelah App was found to be running successfully in a closed group which is to be made available to public after initial test runs. Once launched, the application would provide the people an online platform to report any emergency situation including accidents, crimes and various others with geographical coordinates and photographs of the spot.

The GPS tracking app of district Pulwama has successfully been linked to more than 30 government vehicles, live feeds of which are monitored by municipalities for rationalisation of services. Another project, Taawun, a CSR portal, has also been launched by the district administration to create a common platform shared between the district administration, NGOs, voluntary organisations and other similar bodies. GPS tracking projects are also being successfully run by districts Srinagar and Shopian. The e-Library app of district Srinagar is also ready with a huge repository of e-books as well as printed material.

During the meeting, the Principal Secretary called for creating an online monitoring system to keep track of functional and faulty equipment in hospitals and other health centres. He also directed Director Health Services to act on the same.

The Principal Secretary was informed that 43.67 lakh applicants are registered under the PMJAY SEHAT scheme, out of which 35.35 lakh have been issued Golden Cards and 12.35 lakh families have been verified. It was directed that the rest of the beneficiaries be issued Golden Cards at the earliest.

The Principal Secretary, while speaking with the senior officers of Culture and Tourism departments, called for creating an online service cum database of tourist guides in the UT. The service needs to incorporate features which help give accreditation and rating to tourist guides and provide feedback to the department, said the Principal Secretary. He also called for creating a calendar displaying various tourism festivals of J&K.