Ranchi, Jan 18: The Chief Minister Hemant Sorean today launched an “outreach van” to popularize and create awareness; encourage use of electronic medium among the people through Pragya Kendras.
The Chief Minister said the aim of the government was bring about transparency in its functioning. Through Pragya Kendra the idea, he said was to bring governance at the doorsteps of the people.
He said use of Pragya Kendras would greatly reduce the role of intermediaries.
He said that because of lack on information people were not using the Pragya Kendra. The Outreach van apart from providing information about the facilities through posters, pamphlets, nukkad nataks , it will be equipped with computers to provide the services.
He said that through Pragya Kendras a whole range of services including submitting applications, return of VATs, filing of police complaints, registration in employment exchange and land records could be availed.
Common facilities like railway reservation, mobile recharge, application for PAN card, insurance premium , a print out of Aadhar cards and other services can been availed.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Secretary R S Sharma said that on-line method provided great possibilities in service delivery mechanism.
As more and more services are provided on-line, the Pragya Kendras will prove beneficial to the people.
In the districts where land records have been digitized the Pragya Kendras were becoming popular, he said and added that attempts were being made to activate Pragya Kendra in other districts as well.
IT Secretary N N Sinha on the occasion gave salient points of Outreach Van. A presentation of the Nukkad Natak was also made on the occasion.