G&M department, JDA, police canteens yet to adopt digitisation

Sumit Sharma. Updated: 11/25/2021 11:22:15 AM Front Page

Jammu: Although, the Jammu and Kashmir government is pushing for digitisation to bring transparency in governance and eradicate corruption practice but certain departments across the Union Territory have turned blind eye towards the ambitious initiative of administration.
These departments adopted causal attitude towards the government’s initiative of digitation apparently leaves the scope of corruption and even disappoint online visitors.
The topmost in the list is Geology and Mining Department. Deliberately or unintentionally, the department has hidden the contact numbers of District Mining Officers on its website.
To befool people, the department has given 20 DMOs location only. At the footer of the website page one can see a single line scribbled as ‘Contact details of District Mineral Officers of Geology & Mining Department J&K (UT), but where are the contacts numbers of the DMOs, only authorities at the helm of affairs know. The unapproachable DMOs give a boost to illegal mining.
Further, the department is still adhering to Gmail and never approached the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to generate its official mail address.
OP Bhagat, director- Geology and Mining, J&K, however, did not responded the repeated phone calls nor he replied the messages for comments.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police canteens stand second on the list. There are two canteens of the JKP I,e one in Jammu and another in Srinagar, but surprisingly none is ready to go with the online system.
The purchasing and selling in these canteens are being done in cash. Contrary to other canteens run by the army and paramilitary forces in India, the credit card and debit card has no value over here as the duo canteens are not ready to have transaction through point-of-sale (POS) terminal.
The third on the list is Jammu Development Authority (JDA). While other government departments even the Lieutenant t Governor’s own office is on ‘tweeter’ and make people aware of the government’s move and its policies through this social media platform, the JDA prefers mum over this.

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