e-governance: State slips from first to 15th position

Citing a survey report, Dinesh said that the State had occupied the 8th slot in e-governance implementation chart last year. “But now, Karnataka is not doing well in promoting e-governance. Other states including Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh have overtaken Karnataka,” he said.

His comments came even as Chief Minister Yeddyurappa was making claims that Karnataka has become a model for other states in e-governance.

T B Jayachandra (Cong) said the Government has been outsourcing e-governance related work. But the Government must realise that the quality of outsourced work was very poor. "The work of Nemmadi Kendras outsourced to Comats has earned the State a bad reputation because of its poor performance,” he said.

However, the chief minister claimed that the State has successfully implemented e-governance. "When I met Nandan Nilekani recently, he too said we are doing well. In fact, the Centre is taking his help now. We appointed Dr Kasturirangan as chairman of Knowledge Commission. Even his services have been sought by the Centre," he said.
Yeddyurappa said the Government is planning to implement e-governance from district to the state secretariat level, and in the next one year’s time, from gram panchayat level to district level.

To a question by Yogish Bhat N (BJP) Yeddyurappa said 23 departments have been using 65 servers.

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