STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Friday emphasised officers’ role in using IT for easing government functioning and reinforcing transparency in services delivery. The Advisor was speaking at the certificate distribution ceremony of capacity building trainings imparted to officers and organized by Information Technology Department in collaboration with National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG). The trainings were attended by over 60 senior officers of various departments of the State Government, addressed issues of security in handling the internet and IT devices in today’s age. The training on process reengineering, sensitized senior officers about making work flow in the government shorter, simpler, more efficient and speedy. Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar gave away the certificates to the participants at a joint closing ceremony after conclusion of the trainings. The Advisor congratulated the IT Department for having conducted the training programs on Information Security, Project Management and Government Process Re-engineering in the last one month and also other trainings in Information Technology during the year. The Advisor highlighted the importance of Cyber Security at a time when the State government is graduating to e-Governance and smart governance in a big way. Presently over 100 G2C services are being offered online. The land records are being digitized, he said. During the function, the Advisor interacted on a one-to-one basis with all the participants and also reviewed case studies of process reengineering presented by a group of Deputy Commissioners, Avny Lavasa, Piyush Singla and Owais Ahmed, who were participants in the training. Secretary Information Technology, Saugat Biswas, while speaking on the occasion, informed that the J&K e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA),Department of IT has collaborated with professional agencies such NISG, NeGD, NIIT with a view to raise the standards of Capacity building and making the trainings relevant to the contemporary requirements. The certificates among others were presented to Secretary Cooperatives Abdul Majid, Commissioner Secretary CAPD Dr. Abdul Rashid, DC Leh Avny Lavasa, DC Shopian Owais Ahmad, DC Ganderbal Piyush Singla, DC Ramban Showkat Aijaz, Director Information & Public Relation Department Tariq Ahmad Zargar and Additional Secretary Technical Education Niraj Kumar.
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