JK Govt revamps ARI & Trainings department with emerging technologies

SRINAGAR: In an initiative towards promoting e-governance to improve performance and efficacy with better utilization of limited resources, ARI and Trainings department has revamped its functioning with introduction of all emerging technologies like digitization of different services, new and updated departmental websites besides provisioning of various services through online mode.
The department has also overhauled the functioning of Government Press by equipping it with modern machinery and switching over to digital printing processes thereby catering to the need of quality printing jobs of various departments. The Government Presses have also introduced Bar Code, QR Code and variable data printing techniques.
In order to enhance efficiency and work culture among employees, the department has cleared Service Recruitment Rules in respect of 18 departments. Moreover, Service Recruitment Rules of 19 departments are at final stage of completion. This update of Service Recruitment Rules will attract best human resource, ensure uniformity in the service rules, minimize the incidence of litigations and thus making sure that the government departments cater to the needs of the general populace in a more efficient and proactive manner.
Similarly, administrative inspections of 22 departments including major head of departments have been conducted till date. Besides, the calendar for administrative inspection of another 35 departments has been issued. ‘Administrative Inspections ensure that field offices are compliant with the rules and regulations of the land and thus help in a better public service delivery system’.
In another achievement, migration of 33 MBBS students has been sanctioned by the department in a time bound and transparent manner. Besides, the department of Stationery and Office Supplies has been winded up, which has become redundant, and Government e-Market Place (GeM Portal) has been introduced.
The department has conducted an extensive Administrative Inspection exercise across the UT of J&K regarding provisioning of online services and its integration with Rapid Assessment System (RAS) covering a total of 1694 government offices in all 20 districts of the UT.

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