AP Govt to undertake Smart Pulse Survey

To authenticate the information of the Aadhar based seeding, it is decided to have a Smart Pulse Survey in the State, Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao said.

The Chief Secretary convened a meeting today with all the Secretaries to review on the progress various schemes being implemented by the Government.

The Smart Pulse Survey is a socio-economic data basing on Aadhar data involving all the services of the Government Departments which will be a major benefit for citizens as well as Government. In the absence of Aadhar number, Voter ID or any other identity will be considered for the Smart Pulse Survey, Chief Secretary informed.

Taking up the survey in large scale all Departments will be involved as the survey is a need for a reliable, holistic and secure database with the help of one lakh tablets already supplied for field functionaries. Aadhar occupies a pivotal place in this architecture.

Benefits of the citizens by this Survey are a lifelong single identity, Certificate-Less-Governance, Speedier delivery of Services, Faster relief in Disasters, Life-Cycle Approach possible. Benefits for the Government are – 360-degree view of citizen, Better targeting, Efficiency and Effectiveness in Service Delivery, Elimination of repetitive and unproductive work, Inter-departmental coordination, Key Building Block in e-Pragati.

Pilot work of the survey will be taken up in three Mandals of three Districts each i.e., Ananthapuram, Prakasam and Vizianagaram.

While reviewing on the e-Office system Chief Secretary raised the issues for delay in receiving Filled templates from Departments, time taking in issuing the dongles as the challenge codes are being deleting by the Departmental officials.

Information Technology Officials informed that Signing issue as resolved and time taken for signing is around 5 to 30 Seconds, Pop-up messages issue has been resolved at the time of Signing. Any other problems facing by the Departmental officials while using e-Office system will be resolved with two weeks.

Issues pending with Government of India were discussed with Anil Singhal, Resident Commissioner, A.P. Bhavan, New Delhi through video call. Progress of establishing National Institution of Design, Agriculture University, AIIMS, Budhism Circuit, Electronic Hardware Park, Smart Cities, Fine Arts and Music Academy, International Airports etc., are reviewed.

Officers concerned informed that the Kadapa Airport is already in operational mode and the flights between Bengaluru and Kadapa are moving thrice in a week. Flights between Hyderabad and Kadapa will start soon. (INN)