Chandigarh, September 15- In furtherance of the high level meeting held in USA, US based multinational ORACLE expressed keen interest in partnering with the Haryana government in the areas of developing smart cities, social media platform, mobile technology platform, FOODNET, land record modernization, innovation campus at Gurgaon and skill development under CSR.
A delegation of ORACLE India Private Limited led by Managing Director Mr. Shailender Kumar called on Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal here today to support state government’s Make in Haryana initiative. The delegation included ORACLE Mr. V. G. Sundar Ram, Vice-President, Enterprise Architecture, Mr. Sudhir Aggarwal, Senior Director, Public Sector and Ms Aslesha Khandeparkar, Country Head, Government and Corporate Affairs.
The Chief Minister said that State is building a comprehensive online database of its residents so as to ensure that the benefit of welfare programmes reached the target audience. Similarly, IT shall be leveraged to monitor all expenditure activities of various departments right down to grassroots level to ensure proper utilization of funds. He said that State government is also keen to ensue end to end computerization of power utilities, especially distribution, through IT based energy audit with a view to ensure reduction in losses and enhancement of customer satisfaction.
Referring to the Smart City projects, the Chief Minister said that two cities of Haryana-Faridabad and Karnal have been selected under the Central Government’s smart city scheme. Apart from this, State Government is also developing Gurgaon as smartest city and State government will provide adequate funding for the same. State is looking for innovative city management software solutions, he added.
He said that with an aim to provide time bound and hassle free services to the citizens, the State government had notified 163 services of various departments, which can be delivered to the citizens at their doorstep. In addition, government is committed to provide internet services in all its 6500 villages. Internet access to rural areas not only empowers the rural population but will also help bridge the digital divide.
Those present on this occasion included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Principal Secretary Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Principal Secretary Industries Mr. Devender Singh, Principal Secretary Finance Mr. P.K. Das, Principal Secretary Mr. Mahavir Singh, Director General Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, Managing Director HSIIDC Mr. Vineet Garg, Managing Director, HARTRON Mr. Vijayendra Kumar and OSD to Chief Minister Mr. Mukul Kumar.