#DigitalUP becomes first state to create IT Cadre for e-governance scheme
UPCM Akhilesh Yadav’s vision is to make services available to citizens at their doorstep with utmost regard to transparency and accessibility. To realise this vision, the Uttar Pradesh government will constitute a special Information Technology (IT) cadre for the efficient and quick delivery of government services through e-governance schemes. This is for the first time that any state government has initiated such a process. A letter has been sent to principal secretaries of all departments to “constitute a cadres of IT experts”.
During a meeting to constitute the special cadre, then chief secretary Deepak Singhal directed principal secretaries of all departments to identify persons proficient in IT and to put them in charge of implementing the e-governance programmes in their parent departments. IT cadre officers will have to ensure improvement in internal proceedings, file movement, process re-engineering of service delivery along with the management of their respective departments.
These officers will also work for capacity development for successful implementation of e-governance initiatives along with monitoring of government policies, standards and orders. Selected officers, a government release said, will be expected to support Information and Public Relations department in publicity of state government schemes through electronic and social media.
Officials selected in the virtual IT cadre will be given incentive of 10 per cent of their basic pay and grade pay”. The Information Technology and Electronics Department has been nominated as nodal agency for constitution of virtual IT cadre and a committee headed by the Chief Secretary formed for monitoring of constitution process of virtual IT cadre.
This idea was the brainchild of #DigitalCM Akhilesh Yadav, who has also asked HoDs to ensure that special secretaries of this cadre, who will act as experts, will conceptualise and manage the e-governance initiatives in their department. At the same time the joint secretaries would be responsible for execution of e-governance schemes.
We thank our Digital CM for bringing digitization to the state and developing IT Cadre to implement and manage e-Governance projects.