Karnataka sets up data centre to facilitate e-governance initiatives

Press Trust of India Bangalore | Updated on June 09, 2011 Published on June 09, 2011

Going the IT way: The Chief Minister, Mr B.S. Yeddyurappa, addressing the gathering during the inauguration of Data Centre at Vikasa Soudha in Bangalore on Thursday. — Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash   -  Business Line

A Rs 57-crore data centre designed to meet e-governance requirements of the Karnataka Government for the next decade was set up here today.

The centre will offer latest technologies including virtualisation and provide the servers on demand to various departments of the government to facilitate e-initiatives.

The centre will host e-governance initiatives such as UID, Registration Department, Transport Department, Municipal Administration, e-procurement. It is being maintained by Tata Consultancy Services.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr S.P. Singh, Director, Union Ministry of IT, lauded the e-initiatives of the Karnataka Government and the effective implementation of the programmes in the State. He said Karnataka could prove to be torch-bearer for other States to follow suit.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister, Mr B.S. Yeddyurappa, said the implementation of the e-governance programme had helped in speedy implementation of Government projects.

He said the UID programme which was launched in Karnataka has so far seen enrolment of 4.5 million people.

Published on June 09, 2011
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