Govt’s motion plan: More data & know-how officers, GIS-based planning

THE APPOINTMENT of extra Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) as knowledge will not be getting used effectively; utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping for determination making to extend the nation’s GDP; organising a nationwide mentoring platform for start-ups — these are a part of an motion plan ready by the Centre.

The Indian Express reported on Tuesday that the Centre has ready a complete 60-point motion plan following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assembly with secretaries of all departments and ministries on September 18.

According to the plan, authorities organisations must create capability for GIS-based planning and leveraging the potential of satellite-based imagery. This, the doc states, could also be taken up as a marketing campaign below its mission, “Karamyogi”.

Saying that knowledge will not be being utilised “efficiently”, it recommends the appointment of particular monitoring officers throughout departments.

The motion plan additionally emphasises the federal government’s push for digitising all land information by 2023 below the central database known as ‘Matribhumi.’ “Each parcel of land will have a Unique ID for ease of tracking of transactions. Integration with e-Courts system will provide transparency on title/ possession related issues,” it states.

According to senior officers, these motion factors can be assessed periodically — ministries and departments have been requested to nominate nodal officers to assessment the progress.

While the 60-point plan is focused at particular ministries and departments, it may be be broadly categorised below three heads: leveraging IT and know-how for governance; enhancing enterprise local weather; and upgrading the civil providers.

“National mentoring platform for start-ups may be set up. Mentors could be a single point of contact for start-ups and entrepreneurs. They may also support in organising initial funding. There are many technical institutions, which could assist such a platform,” says the doc in its motion plan for the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

The plan additionally directs the tradition and tourism ministries to determine and develop 100-200 iconic buildings and websites. It says “centres of excellence” could also be arrange in rural areas by means of PPP, taking a cue from such centres in Singapore.