Advisor Bhatnagar addresses 6th ‘Digital Transformation Conclave’ at SKICC, Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today said that Digital Transformation is at the heart of Good Governance and in the light of the pandemic Covid-19 situation,  we have come a long way in navigating the adversities of this pandemic with the help of technology and digital transformation.

The Advisor made these remarks while addressing the 6th Digital Transformation Conclave at SKICC, here.

The conclave was attended by Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, J&K, Atal Dulloo; ACS, Finance Department, J&K, Vivek Bhardwaj; ACS, IT Department, Haryana Government, Anil Malik; Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), GoI, Dr. Rajendra Kumar; Secretary IT, J&K and CEO, JKeGA, Prerna Puri; Commissioner SMC, Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan; senior officers of J&K Government, delegates and representatives of several IT companies, among others.

Addressing the inaugural session of the conclave, Advisor Bhatnagar highlighted that the digital transformation has bridged the gap of digital divide in recent years and it has empowered the citizens in many ways. He added that the Digital transformation has improved the mechanism of public service delivery besides it has created an opportunity for feedback as well as corrections.

The Advisor further said that the Digital transformation has evolved the concept of ‘Minimum Government Maximum Governance ‘ and has amplified the basis for establishment of citizen centric governance models. He added that the Digital means have developed more connections between different departments as well as establishments, thereby improving the public service delivery.

While talking on different aspects of the Conclave, Advisor Bhatnagar said that this important conclave will significantly contribute in the ongoing development of Jammu and Kashmir. He stressed on the aspect that the potential of technology should be capitalised to its maximum extent so that something unique is contributed towards society.

The Advisor in his address also underlined the importance of Cyber Security in the current Digital Revolution and emphasized on the fact that we should give priority to Cyber Security like we do to physical assets.

Speaking on the occasion, ACS, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare department, Atal Dulloo said that the information technology has changed our lives in last thirty years. He highlighted that the digital technologies have a tremendous impact on our economy, lives and other aspects besides it is significantly contributing to ease of living of citizens as well of ease of gathering knowledge.

Additional Secretary, MeitY, GoI, Dr. Rajendra Kumar, in his address, said that the focus of digital transformation is on how technology can develop industry, government business as well improve citizen centric services. He also highlighted about the recent achievements of GoI in Technological World besides the transformation our country has achieved through digital means.

In her welcome address, Secretary, IT, J&K, Prerna Puri highlighted about the basic objectives of the conclave.

Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner, SMC, Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan gave a brief about different digital initiatives launched by Srinagar Smart City Limited in recent months for the ease of living of citizens.

During the inaugural ceremony of the Conclave, a short film on different digital initiatives and transformations launched by Government of Jammu and Kashmir was also screened.

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