Namsai: The finance and planning department of Arunachal Pradesh, from April, will only accept files that are sent electronically and not hard copies.

This was informed on Monday by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who said that the initiative is “to fully achieve the objective to make all government offices go digital.”

“This initiative will also ensure transparency and put a curb on corruption,” the chief minister said who, on Monday, chaired ‘Arunachal e-Pragati’, the second monthly monitoring meeting through a virtual conference here said.

Arunachal e-Pragati is a concept that enables the chief minister to virtually monitor the status and progress of several government schemes and projects being implemented in the state.

Under the platform, the deputy commissioners and field officers concerned will be directly answerable to the chief minister’s office (CMO) regarding the progress of all projects and schemes that will be flagged off by the CMO in advance.

The department of planning and investment is the nodal department that coordinates the overall conduct of the meetings.

Monitoring the progress of various central and state government projects, the chief minister called for speedy execution of the Joram-Koloriang road and Hollongi Airport.

He expressed satisfaction over the progress of the Miao-Vijaynagar road.

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On up-gradation of district hospitals across the state, Khandu requested the executing agency for early completion of the tendering process for the work to begin at the earliest.

Monitoring the work on the Sela tunnel, the chief minister assured full cooperation for its early completion and urged the BRO to accelerate the work.

He further directed the deputy commissioners to identify NGOs working for divyangjans, orphans, old-age people and destitute at their respective districts so that the state government could extend grant-in-aid to these organizations and be able to hand-hold them.

He requested the DCs to identify the genuine, trustworthy and those with a good track record. He particularly urged to identify lesser-known NGOs who are doing incredible work.

Concluding the meeting, Khandu said the next monthly ‘e-pragati’ meeting would be held on pending land acquisition and forest clearances.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Namsai MLA Zingnu Namchoom, deputy commissioners, officers from central government/agencies and field officers attended the meeting.

App launch

Chief Minister Khandu also launched the ‘ArunachalPowerPay’ app on the IOS platform by making online payment of his electricity bill in presence of Mein and Namchoom.

The launch of this mobile App will facilitate online electricity bill payment and other consumer-oriented services under the Go Digital initiatives of the power department.

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