IT plays important role in Good Governance

The dreams of youth are getting fulfilled through IT-based schemes and startups of Rajasthan Government.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the use of Information and Technology (IT) in public welfare schemes has brought positive changes in the lives of the people. The dreams of youth are getting fulfilled through IT-based schemes and startups of the State Government.

He laid the foundation stone of Rajiv Gandhi Fintech Digital Institute and also addressed the closing ceremony of Rajasthan DigiFest and Job Fair at Government Polytechnic College in Jodhpur. He said that this institute will be built with a cost of Rs 672.45 crore in which youth including students and startups will get a world-level platform. He said that IT played an important role in responsive, transparent and accountable good governance.

Gehlot also released the Rajasthan Startup Policy-2022. This policy will promote startups in the state, will increase the employment opportunities and will expand the investment sector.

The Chief Minister virtually dedicated the iStart Nest Incubator Centre to the public at Jodhpur and Pali for entrepreneurship and skill development among students. It is to be mentioned that prior to this, incubator centres have been set up at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Bikaner, Bharatpur and Churu.

He also disbursed funding of Rs 1 crore to 12 Startups. It is to be mentioned that currently more than3000 startups are registered with iStart. They have been disbursed Rs 30 crore, through which there is an investment of Rs 200 crore in the state. Besides this, more than 21,000 people have got employment.

More than 23,000 youth took part in the three-day job fair. Various companies selected more than 3500 youth for jobs. Over 9200 youth have been shortlisted, which is a big achievement. It is to be mentioned that youth have been given the package of lakhs of rupees in the fair.

Gehlot called upon the people of the state to increase the social culture with knowledge. He said that the culture and tradition of Rajasthanis are great. Good behaviour and positive thinking should be passed on to the new generation. On this occasion Rajasthan Digital Yatra was flagged off, which will reach every district in the state. The yatra will talk to people and take information about the changes IT has brought in their life. After a month, a report will be made and submitted to the government. Future schemes will be made based on this report.

National Institute for Smart Government CEO J.R.K. Rao said that technology is being used in Rajasthan to deliver government services to the common man due to which Rajasthan is leading in e-governance in the entire country. He said that Jodhpur will be the future centre of learning.

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