Panchkula, March 4 (PTI) Union Minister for Communications and Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad today announced to set up a Centre of Software Technology Park of India and Centre of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NILET) in Haryana.
STPI will come up at Panchkula while NILET will be opened in Kurukshetra district.
Addressing gathering here at 'Ushering of Digital Haryana Programme' organized here today, Prasad also announced setting up of 10 BPO call centres in rural areas with capacity of 1000 seats in Haryana. The centre has planned to set up 48,000 seats of call centres in various parts of the country.
He further announced setting up of 1047 BTS of 2G and 3G and 238 hot spot of Wifi in next six months, strengthening of 28 telephone exchanges of BSNL and linking of remaining 230 post offices with the core banking solution by March 31.
He also assured that he would also positively consider the demand for the setting up of Centre of Excellence of Information Technology in the State.
Union Minister and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today rolled out 105 e-services of 20 departments through Common Service Centres (CSCs) and dedicated 2,337 CSCs.
Out of these 50 such Centres have been made operational in Gram Sachivalyas.
He further said that he had decided to raise the strength of CSC from 1.60 lakh to 2 lakh in the country.
Apart from this, five web portals of departments --Education, Finance, Development and Panchayats, Revenue and Information Technology and CRS based Aadhar Enabled Birth Registration System and National Optical Fiber Network in district Faridabad were also launched on this occasion.
While all villages in the district have been connected with National Optical Fiber Network, two villages would have the facility of wi-fi.
With the launch of Aadhar Enabled Birth Registration System, Haryana has become the first State in the country to have this system.
While applauding Haryana Government for ushering in a revolution in the field of Information Technology (IT) in its tenure of just one-and-a-half year, the Union Minister said that the State Government has performed well in making Aadhar Cards and with the launch of Aadhar Enabled Birth Registration System, the birth registration would be linked with Aadhar Card.
He said that he would ask the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to implement this system in the entire country adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed that the good work done in any field be implemented in the entire country.
He said Modi has given a slogan of IT plus IT is equal to IT. While explaining it, he said one IT stands for 'Information Technology' and IT stands for 'Indian Talent' and this is equal to 'India Tomorrow'.
He said, "under the able leadership of Modi, we shall transform the country in the coming two-three years as Modi is working with the spirit of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas."
"Initiatives like Digital India, Skill India, Make in India, Start Up India, Smart cities are revolution of change," he noted. .