Data centre to take care of State's technological needs

Data centre to take care of State's technological needs

The state-of-the-art centre, constructed at a cost of Rs 57 crore, is expected to serve the technological needs of the State for the next ten years.

Speaking at the inauguration, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said Karnataka has been at the forefront of e-Governance initiatives.

It will be launching more services like integrated system for RTI applications and appeals.
“This will enable citizens to file applications through telephone, BangaloreOne centres or through the internet,” he said.

The data centre has been built on 4,000 sq ft area and at present is hosting more than 200 terabytes of data. It will also use technologies like virtualisation for better manageability of data.

Already several initiatives like Bhoomi, Unique ID, Kaveri (Registration and Stamps) and programmes of the Transport Department, Municipal Administration, e-Procurement are already using the servers at the State data centre and more services are likely to be added soon.

Servers will also be provided ‘on demand’ to the Government departments allowing them to launch e-services quickly.

Cabinet meetings

Yeddyurappa said the Government was considering holding some of the Cabinet meetings at different taluk headquarters.  “This will enable us to understand the thinking of the people and we can also see how the development projects are coming up,” he said.

On the matter of various departments of the Government being criticised by the High Court for their style of functioning, the Chief Minister said they would consider it as constructive criticism and do so accordingly.

BSY to decide on Cabinet expansion

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said he will take a decision on expanding the Cabinet after consulting the party high command.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, he said there was nothing unusual about legislators aspiring to be ministers. Every legislator wants to become a minister in the democratic system so that she/he can serve people better, he added in reply to a query on too many ministerial aspirants in the party.

Asked about the Karnataka High Court pulling up the Government on sand mining, he said the court has given some guidance and the Government will implement it seriously.

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