In e-governance, J-K at top among all UTs: LG Sinha

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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday said that in the e-governance category, Jammu and Kashmir stands at the top position among all the UTs, while it stands at number five, if compared with other states in the country.

LG Sinha, as per news agency KNO, was speaking during the inauguration ceremony of Ujala Cygnus Kashmir Super Speciality Hospital at Nowgam.

He said that the system of e-governance in the country started much earlier, however, in Jammu and Kashmir it was started on October 28, 2020, and despite that, today J&K stands at the number one position among all the UTs in the e-governance system.

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“If it is compared with other states in the country, Jammu and Kashmir stands at number five position, and I can say that in coming years, we will be number one or two among states as well,” he said.

He added that all the officers are working with dedication and around 2009 public services have been brought online under the e-governance system in Jammu and Kashmir.

“After 67 years of independence, Jammu and Kashmir had just three medical colleges, however, today under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, J&K has five medical colleges functional, two more are going to be functional soon and two AIIMS have also been set up in the UT,” he said.

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LG Sinha said that as far as he knows, such facilities in the medical field are not available anywhere in the country having such a small population. He added that Jammu and Kashmir is the only place which is providing free health insurance cover up to Rs 5 lac to every citizen, be it poor or rich.

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