A 17-member delegation from the government of Mongolia is in the capital city to learn about the Akshaya programme and to visit Akshaya centres as part of an overall tour of the country to learn about e-governance activities.

The delegation has been advised by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) to visit Akshaya centres to study the model as a one-stop shop for citizen services, a press note issued here on Friday said.

The delegation is led by Nyamjav Darja, Deputy Chief, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Mongolia.

Felix Fellmann, Country Director, and Diepak Elmer, Governance Programme Manager of Swiss Co-operation Office of the Embassy of Switzerland, are also part of the delegation.

The delegation met Akshaya Director Korath V. Mathew and the entire Akshaya team in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Mr. Mathew explained to the team how Akshaya was able to create a strong network of citizen service centres across the State.

The team visited the Akshaya units in the district and witnessed the UID enrolment activities and other services on offer.

“For DIT to recommend the delegation from Mongolia to visit Akshaya is a testimony that the model of citizen services we have created in Kerala is something that the Central government considers a success of e-governance initiatives in the State.

“It was a privilege for Akshaya to showcase our initiatives to the delegation from Mongolia and they were very impressed with our services and the way we were conducting our activities,” a statement quoted Mr. Mathew as saying.

The Mongolian team's one-week visit to India has been organised by the Bangalore based NGO, IT for Change.

17-member team witnesses UID enrolment activities.

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