Kerala becomes India’s 1st e-governed state

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  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan declared the southern state as India’s first fully e-governed state where an entire range of government services have been digitised so that they can be provided to the citizens promptly and transparently.
  • The Chief Minister, after declaring the state as totally e-governed, said it would not only create a network of government offices and citizens, but would use technology for Kerala’s development and empower the people by bridging the digital divide.
  • This achievement has been achieved through a single window service delivery mechanism called ‘e-Sevanam’. Apart from the ‘eSevanam’ portal, the Kerala IT Mission has also created ‘e-Office File Flow’, a set of digital platforms and applications. So that it can be taken up to the village office level.
  • It is also the first Indian state to declare access to the Internet as a citizen’s right through the roll-out of the KFON (Kerala Fiber Optic Network).

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