Government of Jammu and Kashmir in the recent past has asked all the district heads to make the administration responsive so that common people can have the faith that if they come with the complaint it would be redressed.
In this direction on the instructions of Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha his Principal Secretary is now holding weekly progress meetings in order to see how the districts are trying to bridge the gap between the public and administration. Many district heads informed him recently in one of such review meetings how they were trying to become responsive and people friendly by using the latest technology.
In district Kulgam, the authorities claimed that the Ittelah App was found to be running successfully in a closed group which is to be made available to the 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.
Similarly in district Pulwama the authorities informed the Principal Secretary that 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 rationalization 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 organizations 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.