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Digital Research Centre launched in Patna to improve service delivery to the common man


PATNA: The ministry of Electronic and Information Technology today launched the Digital Government Research Centre in Patna today.

The state-of-the-art R&D Centre was inaugurated by Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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“India is going through a Digital revolution. The Digital India campaign undertaken by the Government of India under the leadership of the Prime Minister NarendraModi is bringing about a massive transformation which is certain to make India the number one country in the world in the field of information technology,” the minister said while inaugurating the centre.

“Digital India is for the masses. India is progressing towards e-Hospitals and e-Mandis.  We are already in the process of identifying the Gram Panchayats to take this initiative ahead,” added Prasad.

Digital Government Research Centre, Patna is being established at STPI Campus, Rajiv Nagar Road, Patna. It will have focus on developing tools and technology for Digital Government initiatives and help introduce ICT solutions in improving service delivery to the common man across the nation.

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Conducting research on e-Governance and Knowledge Society’s issues will be the prime objective of DGRC, Patna and it will help develop programmes for cultural and linguistic diversity and education for all in the e-Governance domain.

Digital Government Research Centre is a research centre, established with a focus on the interface between technology, government and institutions.

At the centre, the purpose is the utilization of Information Technology and other web-based technologies to improve and/or enhance on the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery in the public sector.

The main motive behind the establishment is to involve the use of information technology, specifically the Internet, to facilitate the communication between the government and its citizens.

The development of this Digital Research Centre will aim and allow citizens to interact with computers to achieve objectives at any time and any location, and eliminates the necessity for physical travel to government agents sitting behind desks and windows.

Many services will be available to citizens with computers and Internet access 24 hours a day and seven days a week, in contrast to government offices, which tend to be only open during business hours. The initiative taken by the government will enable citizens around to access the information on their computers and Internet, which may make quicker processing time for finding information and saves energy.

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