Jammu & Kashmir becomes the first union territory in India to completely switch to a digital method of administration, leading the way in the digital transformation of governance. All governmental and administrative services in Jammu & Kashmir are currently only offered digitally.
The declaration was made during the meeting of the Committee of Secretaries. Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta instructed the commissioner of IT during the meeting to make sure that all government services would only be accessible online.
J&K Becomes First Indian UT to Completely Shift to e-Governance Mode – Key Points
- According to the state administration’s guidelines, no service will be unavailable, and applicants won’t need to go to a government office.
- Dr. Arun Mehta also instructed all the secretaries to make sure that services were delivered online without difficulty and tasked them with organizing public awareness campaigns in panchayats and educational institutions.
- The UT administration constituted a ‘Coordination Cell’ for monitoring the progress of the implementation of online services in Jammu and Kashmir.
About Arun Mehta
Dr. Arun Mehta was appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir on 27th May 2021 by the Government of India. He previously served as the Finance Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir.