Very soon, you may be able to access all the information related to state government assets, offices and the day-to-day transactions of various government agencies from your home without even applying for RTI.
The Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (KSRSAC) has undertaken an ambitious project to digitally map the government’s assets and the work carried out by various departments, which will be made accessible to all on a common internet portal. KSRSAC Director D K Prabhuraj said, “the project is funded by the National Informatics Centre and we have already held meetings with various departments in this regard. If everything goes as planned, we will soon begin coordinating with the different departments to source the relevant information from them”.
Prabhuraj said KSRSAC will be extensively working on presenting the sourced information with photos and videos wherever necessary. The information will include the details of the works taken up by government departments and the payments made for execution of the works. Details of the welfare schemes undertaken by the government along with photos of beneficiaries and details of their families will be uploaded. This will allow anyone to verify if the welfare schemes have reached the deserving ones.
Moreover, this will also prevent people from misusing welfare schemes. The Union government has already allocated `160 crore for the project. “As every detail of the work allotted in each department and its cost can be uploaded and people can easily track the money spent by the government. This will not only make the dealings of all state government departments transparent, but also make the stakeholders accountable. We might very soon approach the officials concerned and convene one more meeting to take this project forward,” Prabhuraj added.