Uttar Pradesh governmnet will constitute a special Information Technology cadre for the efficient and quick delivery of government services through e-governance schemes.
Two officers, experts in IT use, and of the rank of special secretary and joint secretary in all government departments will be designated for the purpose. They will be drawn from the existing cadres. The government has also decided that officers selected in the IT cadre will be given an incentive of 10% of their basic pay and grade pay .
During a meeting to constitute the special cadre, chief secretary Deepak Singhal directed principal secretaries of all departments to identify persons proficient in IT and to put them in charge of implementing the e-governance programmes in their parent departments. IT cadre officers will have to ensure improvement in internal proceedings, file movement, process re-engineering of service delivery and management of their respective departments.
These officers will also work for capacity development for successful implementation of e-governance initiatives along with monitoring of government policies, standards and orders. Selected officers, a government release said, will be expected to support Information and Public Relations department in publicity of state government schemes through electronic and social media.
The state IT and Electronics department has been nominated as the nodal agency for the constitution of the virtual IT cadre. Headed by the chief secretary , a committee has also been formed for monitoring of constitution process of virtual IT cadre.
Hindustan News 12/09/2016: http://epaper.livehindustan.com/