Meghalaya government launches online services; Ensure that e-governance initiatives reach citizens’ doors

The government of Meghalaya has worked tirelessly to ensure that several e-governance initiatives reach directly to citizens’ doorsteps, making these services accessible to all, even those residing in outlying areas.

Considering the obstacles faced by the public, the state administration launched nearly 5 online services, during the conference of Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Deputy Divisionals held on Wednesday.

During the conference, Chief Minister of Meghalaya – Conrad Sangma launched 5 online services – CM social assistance program for people with disabilities; Citizen-focused online service for ration card; National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS); Online booking of e-tickets for MTC bus services; Online submission of annual property declarations.

The CM Social Assistance Scheme for Persons with Disabilities – an e-governance initiative under the Department of Social Welfare aims to provide social security through financial assistance in the form of a monthly pension of a value of Rs 500/month to disabled persons, suffering from 40% or more degree of disability.

In addition, the Citizen Centered Online Service for Ration Card – Ration Card Management System (RCMS) under the Department of Food and Civil Supplies is part of the Digital PDS, which allows citizens to edit family details, Aadhaar sowing, transfer/surrender of their ration cards.

National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) – an initiative of the Department of Revenue will allow citizens to register land documents with the registration authority, for purposes of record keeping, title assurance, publication of documents and prevention of fraud.

Meanwhile, online booking of e-tickets for MTC bus services – an initiative of the Department of Transportation will provide tourists and potential travelers with quick access to timetables and routes, book e-tickets, pay online and hold travelers informed through SMS/email alerts.

Annual Property Statements Online Submission – under the Personnel and RA Department is for government employees of the following cadres MCS, MPS, MFS, MSS, etc. It will help employees file declarations of movable and immovable property online.

“This meeting is very crucial because you work directly with people and at the local level and have the ability to make a difference in their lives,” the Chief Minister told DC.

The conference reiterated the implementation of state and central programs, means and measures to improve the delivery mechanism by bringing changes and flexibility in policies and using technology to improve the delivery mechanism at the local level .

In addition, the conference also focused on disaster management issues following the recent flooding situation and heavy rains in the state.

“While discussing casualties and damage to agriculture and infrastructure, it is also very important to discuss our preparedness for such calamities in the future and to take long and short term measures to mitigate the damage caused by such natural disasters,” Sangma said.

The meeting also discussed improving infrastructure in public sector services like schools, police stations and health care centers.

It was also decided that 1800 government LP schools would be repaired and renovated through a decentralized approach where the DRDA along with the district level committee and education officials will ensure that the improvement and renovation works in these schools which will also include water supply, electricity and furniture are made.

Similar improvement models have also been adopted for primary health centers (PHCs), community health centers (CHCs) and police stations.

“This kind of repair works had to go through different government departments, which caused many delays in different renovation works. which will ensure a faster repair works,” he added.

Meanwhile, the “Police Infrastructure Renovation Fund” conceptualized by the state administration has also been rolled out. It was decided that 76 police stations across the state would receive new vehicles.

“Police stations not only fulfill the duty to maintain law and order, but they are also the first point of contact for the public and are also involved in additional activities in the event of an emergency,” he said. -he declares.

He noted that all police stations would be reinforced with computers and information technology (IT) facilities and that cranes and ambulances would be provided to high traffic areas and accident-prone areas.

In order to control traffic and monitor traffic movements, especially along the East Khasi Hills (EKH), an additional 60 new motorcycles would be provided.

In addition, the PS conference also decided to take over housing for police personnel in a phased manner and to launch the Chief Minister’s Police Medal and Chief Minister’s Disaster Response Recognition Medals to to boost the morale of police personnel.

Veronica J. Snell