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Rajasthan launches ‘Jan Soochna Portal’

The state government of Rajasthan launched ‘Jan Soochna Portal’, a portal for quick access to information on government departments. The portal was launched by Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and is a step of state government towards making Rajasthan a model state for good governance and accountability in administration.

About Jan Soochna Portal

The public information portal has been developed by state’s information and technology (IT) department. In portal 23-24 types of information will be made available pertaining to 13 departments on a single platform. The information will also be available on self-service ‘E-Mitra Plus‘ kiosk.

Rajasthan has now become first state in country to provide information about a dozen departments on a single platform.

The portal has been launched under Rajasthan Innovation Vision (RAJIV) campaign.

The move will bring transparency and accountability, and empower the right of people to seek information.

With the launch of portal, state government has expressed its intention of using technology for transparency and would further strengthen and expand the scope of the Right to Information (RTI) law. Through this portal common man will get information pertaining to 13 departments online in a lucid language. The portal is inspired by the very spirit of Section 4 (2) of RTI Act, 2005, i.e. Proactive Disclosure of Information.

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PM inaugurates New Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha building in Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated newly constructed Vidhan Sabha or Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand building at Kute gram in Ranchi (capital of Jharkhand). PM Modi was accompanied by Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu for the inauguration.

Key Highlights

This newly constructed three-storey building of Jharkhand Assembly has been constructed at a cost of Rs.465 crore.

The foundation stone of new Jharkhand Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) was laid by Raghubar Das on 12 June 2015.

It is being dubbed as 1st paperless Legislative Assembly in country.

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