Rajasthan Government Leverages an IT App to Keep a Track of Officials’ Visit in Villages

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is all set to leverage technology to address the concerns of the villages. She has introduced an innovative plan to monitor the visits of the government officials to the villages and monitoring the results via an IT enabled application.

According to the prospective strategy, the cabinet as well as top government officials must spend a minimum of 10 days in a district, visiting each and every village and recording the residents’ complaints and concerns. This will be followed by timely resolutions which will be monitored on a daily basis via the tech application.

The app will function as an efficient management information system as used by today’s corporates. The chief minister said, “The problem, I realized from my last tenure as CM, is that nobody from government moved out of Jaipur, so things that were decided in the capital seldom got done at the block and panchayat level. People on the ground had reason to feel wounded. Now we want to ensure that the last man standing benefits.”

She further spoke about the importance of staying in step with the latest technology to bring transformations. The plan has been triggered with a 10-day stint in Bharatpur division and is likely to move to Bikaner next, starting from June 19. The plan is to complete similar ground-level visits to two more divisions by December this year and would include Udaipur and Kota.

Smt. Vasundhra Raje has created templates for district collectors, documenting an overview of their travel through the areas and activities to be carried out. And the IT app will help them monitor the travel details and record grievances received from the locals followed by the respective resolution on a real-time basis. “Such monitoring of district administrations could get the stalled government machinery to start moving again,” adds Raje.

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The state government is putting all its endeavors to improve the region’s infrastructure to pave ways for investments thereby pushing further development. It is also gearing up for creating employment and large number of jobs in the state by bringing major reforms in outdated labour laws like the Industrial Disputes Act of 1947 and the Factories Act of 1948.