Ministers Lack Interest in IT Training

Published: 23rd October 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2014 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

PATNA: The Bihar government’s move to provide training to its ministers in IT has evoked a lukewarm response, as only 10 out of 32 ministers turned up for the inaugural session.

With an aim to create ‘paperless offices’, the state government had initiated a move to provide computer and tablet training to the ministers.

Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who himself is not so tech savvy, had impressed on his Cabinet colleagues in his inaugural speech that if they were familiar with information and technology then nobody would dare to cheat them.

Manjhi, while emphasising the global importance of IT, said he would also undergo computer training.

Emphasising its importance, he said our country would suffer on the development front if the officials and politicians are not tech savvy. 

Manjhi also spoke about how Bihar is ahead of many states in wifi connectivity as the world’s longest wifi zone had been establised here. 

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