Internet for simply by this year: Palak

January 17, 2021 Business
The government is working to ensure internet for all and digitalise 90 % of public services by 2021, said State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday.

"People will not run after services. Rather, the services will head to them," he explained at a press conference at the ICT Tower in Dhaka marking 12 years of Digital Bangladesh, according to a news release.

Palak said a good robust ICT infrastructure have been built in the last 12 years under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. This had taken details and communication technology to rural areas.

Some 3,800 unions are actually included in broadband internet connectivity, and 600 services have been completely changed into digital services as part of a move to digitalise about 2,800 government services by this season, he added.

The government has introduced e-office activities to lessen the application of papers and pens, he said.

As part of the effort, e-documents have already been introduced at ministries and different government offices to bring dynamism, transparency and accountability.

At present, more than 90,000 officials of 8,000 offices are employing e-documents. Up to now, 1.43 crore files have already been removed through the e-document system, he added.
Source: Thedaily Star

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