Odisha, February 8, Abhijit Saha: Odisha government is asked to implement ‘Mobile Seva’ in various e-governance projects of the state. The Union ministry of communications and information technology has urged for this implementation.
‘Mobile Seva’ is a service launched by the Department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) and is a countrywide initiative on mobile governance. This is a scheme on mobile governance that enables all government departments and agencies to deliver services to the public on various mobile channels such as Short Messaging Service (SMS), Integrated Voice Responce System (IVRS), mobile applications and unstructured supplementary service to devices like mobile phones and tablets.
It has been decided that SMS services will be offered free of cost to government departments during the current duration of the ‘Mobile Seva’ project to encourage early adoption of this scheme. The joint secretary of Union ministry of communication & information technology Rajendra Kumar stated in his letter to the Odisha IT secretary to take this opportunity to fully integrate ‘Mobile Seva’ in the Mission Mode projects and other projects in various departments of the state for offering various citizen centric services through mobile phones and tablets.
Till now more than 790 departments and agencies across the central, state and local governments have adopted ‘Mobile Seva’ to deliver services to citizens through SMS. Over 250 public services are already available to citizens and other stakeholders.
This service of the government is expected to bring the government departments and agencies of the country in a common platform and reach over 900 million mobile subscribers with public services.