Kerala Makes History by Becoming First E-Governed State, Announces CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala has made around 900 services through a single window system called e-sevanam Portal.

In a good news for the nation, Kerala has become India’s first fully e-governed state. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the same, as he mentioned that the state has provided over 900 services via a single window system, which is the e-sevanam portal.

"The state has digitised its government services to ensure smooth and fast delivery of its services to people. The idea is to leverage technology for the state’s development and to empower people to bridge the digital divide," the CM said during an event that was organised by the Kerala IT Mission. He added that e-governance will have an impact on building a new face for Kerala.

Kerala has now turned its focus to providing around 900 services through a single-window system called the e-sevanam Portal. It will provide government services to the people. In fact, around 7.5 crore certificates have been made available through another popular scheme, which is called e-district. In panchayats, around 250 services are being delivered online.

Statement by CM Pinarayi Vijayan

"In certain democratic systems or governments, people are not satisfied, and the demands of people are not met. But here in our state, the situation is that we audit and submit a report to the people. In 2016, we made 600 promises and out of that, 520 projects were completed. Since 2016, the situation has been very uncertain. We faced floods and its aftermath. The global Covid pandemic made the conditions here severe and yet we managed to handle our system. It shows efficiency," the CM added.

He further called e-governance an LDF government policy of 'Government Services to the People'.

CM Vijayan also reflected on the effective use of e-governance by the health, revenue, and state home departments, thereby praising the cyber crime department as it quickly "reacts to cases and sets an example to the country".