27 December 2016 Current Affairs: The government of Haryana has connected 100 villages in the state with Wi-Fi services. It also decided to rename all common service centres (CSC), which have been opened in urban and rural areas, and E-disha centres as ‘Atal Seva Kendras’ at district headquarters.
This decision was announced by the state’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the launch of 53 new IT services concerning six departments on the occasion of ‘Good Governance Day’, which is celebrated every year to mark the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The minister also conducted a lucky draw of the digital transaction award scheme, which was. aimed at promoting cashless transactions in the state. A total of 65 people were declared winners with five winning a cash prize of Rs 10000 each, 10 winning a prize of Rs 5000 each and 50 winning a cash prize of Rs 1000 each. All were rewarded for actively using cashless transactions.
Highlights : With the introduction of the new IT services, the residents of the villages would be able to access 170 e-services through the ‘Atal Seva Kendras’.
All the CSCs in rural areas would be shifted to Gram Sachivalyas so that all facilities are made available to the people under one roof. With this, facilities available at CSCs will also be made available at E-disha centres.
Apart from this, the state’s Chief Minister also stated that from now on, students passing class 10 and 12 from Haryana School Education Board would be getting their certificates through digital locker.
Manohar Lal Khattar also launched a set up called ‘Knowledge Warehouse’ through video conference in Gurgaon. The warehouse, which is a result of joint efforts put in by Nasscom and Hartron, aims to serve as a platform that can help promote start-ups. Initially, only 40 start-ups would be able to avail its services but later the number will be increased to 80.