ITANAGAR, June 14 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the ‘Chief Minister’s Dashboard’ that will help the State Government monitor the implementation of various development projects and schemes of the Centre and the State Government.
“The web-based real-time monitoring system will help us in assessing the performances of districts and departments and in ensuring effective delivery of services and faster decision making,” Khandu said during the inaugural session.
“This project was one of the few initiatives I had undertaken after taking over as the Chief Minister with the objective to check corruption and bring in efficiency by shifting to the digital mode,” he said.
Khandu added: “The old system of paperwork incurs huge costs and delays that cuts down the efficiency of the Government. He appealed to the government officers to make the Dashboard the ultimate repository to access all information and data related to government departments.
The Chief Minister said that initially only three departments – Education, Health and Agriculture – have their database integrated with the CM’s Dashboard and urged all the other departments to follow suit.
Khandu urged the departments to be proactive and responsive in providing timely and updated data as and when required in the Dashboard to make the project serve its intended purpose.
He suggested having reliable and appropriate key performances indicators to assess performances across the State in different sectors in the wake of varying nature in population, topography, availability of cultivable lands, etc.
Khandu also suggested that the information on the Dashboard should be made available to the public too, without restricting it for the authorities alone. “This will help the public to directly monitor the performances of departments and the government,” he added.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Chief Secretary Satya Gopal also spoke in the meeting. Special Secretary (IT) Prince Dhawan gave a power-point presentation on the working manual of the Dashboard.
The Dashboard project commenced on November 10, 2017 and the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for IT and E-Governance and the Department of IT and Communications were entrusted to develop and maintain the automated centralised web-based Dashboard.