Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Govt to set up more Bangalore One centres - Belgaum gets one

BANGALORE: Karnataka government has proposed to increase the number of Bangalore One centres which offer various services, including bill payment and passport, from present 53 to 100 by the end of 2009.

These centres established in Bangalore with private public partnership for delivery of over 15 services.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa told the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday that Bangalore One centres are at presently located in 53 places in the city and they would be extended to 100 places by the end of the year.

Following the successful venture in Bangalore, he said the similar initiative would be launched in four second tier cities of Mysore, Bangalore, Mangalore, Shimoga and Belgaum. The Chief Minister was responding to a question of Yogish Bhat, Mangalore BJP MLA.

It was planned to open centres in Mysore, where five locations have been identified, Mangalore, Belgaum and Shimoga. E-governance would be implemented in government departments from the district level to the State Secretariat this year, and later it would be done from the gram panchayat to district level.

Steps have been taken to implement e-governance in important departments, and a comprehensive road-map would be drawn up to cover all the departments, he said.

However, several Congress members such as T B Jayachandra, Narendra Babu and Dinesh Gundu Rao expressed dissatisfaction over services provided by Nemmadi Kendras in the State.

Dinesh Gundu Rao (Congress) said the Karnataka ranked 15th in implementation of e-governance in administration and delivery of services in the country

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