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E-gazette website in Tripura

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated an e-gazette notification website here on Saturday.

By Debraj Deb in Agartala
  • Published 8.07.18

Agartala: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated an e-gazette notification website here on Saturday.

Addressing the gathering at Prajna Bhawan, Deb said his government was stressing on digitisation for higher accountability and to transform Tripura into a modern, model state.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the dream of achieving Digital India by moving on a par with the technology of the 21st century. We have started e-stamping, e-tendering, e-chaupals, WiFi at villages apart from other moves of digitisation. This move will save paper, time and expenses and will also help in conserving environment. Above all, it will guarantee accountability," Deb said.

He said online government services were available during the erstwhile Left Front rule but the systems were not regularly updated and were often of no use to the people.

"The old cabinet was reflected in a website even one month after the new government assumed office. If anyone wants to work on tourism or Information Technology (IT), he would have seen Manik Sarkar as chief minister or Badal Choudhury (former revenue minister) still in their erstwhile positions. This will dishearten interested parties. So, attitude should be changed," Deb said.

He urged officials to inculcate "e-mentality", by which he meant punctuality in managing the online systems of government.

"It's not that Tripura did not have government websites before (during the Left Front rule) but many of those websites were not updated. They were often not updated for three to four months, some even for a year. I want all of you to inculcate the e-mentality," Deb told the officials.

He also asked the officials, especially the principal secretaries, to keep a strong watch and make sure all the systems were updated on time.

"The Left Front government was claiming that e-PDS services were not applicable to villagers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a village boy himself, who started the mission for digitising government services. Any change does have a few problems in the beginning. But it takes off eventually," Deb said, adding that government officials should make it a point to ensure digitised government services attract people.

The e-gazette notification website was jointly launched by the department of general administration (printing and stationary) and National Informatics Centre.