Government to take e-route to fight red tapism

Once the e-governance project is fully implemented, file tracking would be easier, says Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Published: 16th June 2017 05:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2017 05:31 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Promising to fully eradicate corruption, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday though corruption still exists at certain levels the government is on a mission to wipe out the malpractice. “We are not looking to bring it down; the target is to ensure zero corruption.” 

He was responding to opinions, suggestions and complaints at an interaction with people from different walks of life, organised by the CPM district committee on the first anniversary of the government.  

The government has initiated steps to address the delay in file movement, said Pinarayi.

“Though there are no major changes in the file movement, some changes have come to effect. Once the e-governance project is fully implemented, file tracking would be easier,” he said, and added the government was determined to address the issues. 

Concerns regarding the rollout of the Good and Services Tax (GST) in sectors like ayurveda and tourism would be brought to the GST council, he said. The government has seriously taken up cleaning of polluted water bodies. The issue of waste disposal would be addressed effectively.  

“The government was planning to clean the water resources in the first phase as part of the Haritha Keralam mission. The target has not been fully achieved. The government is now planning to review the measures once again,” he said. 

Some people pointed at the need to ensure effective sewage treatment plant (STP) to deal with the alarming menace of garbage. Pinarayi too endorsed the view saying things have gone to such an extent that “Kerala has become like an area on top of a huge pile of sewage.” 

Other proposals
Setting up an Invest Kerala Mission to promote industrial projects
Launching helicopter tourism. 
Need to create a heritage corridor in the capital city, 
Developing airports across Kerala, especially Thiruvananthapuram airport

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