A district-level Information Technology Training Centre has become operational at the Collectorate here on Wednesday. The centre has been set up as part of the ambitious e-District pilot project, a national-level initiative of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. According to official sources, Khammam is the first district to set up the centre, which forms the crux of the e-District project. Minister for Horticulture R Venkat Reddy inaugurated the new facility at the Collectorate here.
Collector Siddharth Jain, Joint Collector K Surendra Mohan and others were present. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the centre has been set up as part of creation of core IT infrastructure as part of the prestigious e-District Pilot Project to ensure citizen centric services in electronic mode. The centre will impart training to the VROs and VRAs and other staff in computer applications for effective maintenance of revenue records and delivery of services in electronic mode. A plan is on the anvil to provide palmtops to the revenue staff, he said adding that the experts at the centre will impart the scientific techniques of operation of the palmtops to record the crop wise details of agriculture fields using satellite technology. Collector Siddharth Jain said all the mandal revenue offices in the district were being modernised in accordance with the e-governance plan.
All the digitised revenue records will be catalogued in a phased manner, he said.
The new initiative is aimed at ensuring electronic delivery of a wide spectrum of citizen centric services to the people in a decentralised and transparent manner.