Himachal government would be exploring possibilities of creating citizen-based database with the concept of unique ID code for each and every citizen in order to link them up with all government services. Every department will share the database in order to ensure better services said Prem Kumar Dhumal, the Chief Minister at the inaugural function of ” [email protected] 2008 Luminaries and Thought Leaders Summit” organized by Wisitex Foundation in collaboration with the Government of Himachal Pradesh.
He said that Himachal Pradesh is amongst the leader states to set up State Wide Area Network in March, 2008, while in the year 2001 it had started Lok Mitra Kendras on pilot basis in district Hamirpur and the state is also in the process of setting up of 3,366 Common Service Centers all over the state. He further said that the state government had also started redressal of grievances through ‘e-Samadhan’ to respond in a time bound manner.
He announced that the state was poised to emerge as an IT Hub in the country and has been the first to establish Jaypee University of Information Technology in the private sector in year 2002 while seven other institutions were running graduate level IT courses. He assured all help to the investors by minimizing the codal formalities to set up their units. He said that the IT was moving ahead at a rapid pace, providing solutions to many complex problems instantly and the state government was open to all.