The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to educate common people and children about the online services being provided to make the society corruption free.
Recently the Chief Secretary directed all the Deputy Commissioners to raise awareness amongst all the people above 5 years of age about the digital initiatives in J&K.
He was speaking in a function held to declare open the ‘Digital Week’ being organized by the IT Department and attended by thousands of individuals and school children throughout the length and breadth of the UT.
During his address, the Chief Secretary observed that the malaise of ‘Corruption’ can be largely addressed through ‘Online Services’ and digital services are the best antidote to the evil of corruption. He maintained that the digital services are not only accessible and transparent but also non-discriminatory and more efficient, besides being less costly and cumbersome.
He stated that the celebration of this week is only aimed at making people aware about their rights. He noted that only those favoring corruption are against such transformations. He advised people to seek their rights and avoid visiting offices physically by applying for services from the comforts of their homes. He also impressed upon the IT Department to devise ways like that of establishing a call center or sending messages to applicants about the status of their applications.