Now communicating with the district administration of Bardhaman in West Bengal has got easier, thanks to the smartphone app launched on July 15 on the occasion of the 100th administrative meeting of the Government of West Bengal, held in Bardhaman town. ‘Smart Bardhaman’, as the app is called, is an Android app, available at Google Play Store. It can be downloaded for free from here: https://goo.gl/QwoMGS
The app has been developed by Indus Net Technologies, in collaboration with the district administration of Bardhaman.
According to officials in the district administration, this app is the future of public services in Bardhaman: technology is now being used to facilitate and support better planning and decision-making.
This app can be used to access the contact numbers of all police stations, fire and emergency services, electricity services, cooking gas dealers, real estate dealers, the rates of rented accommodation/flats and so on, thereby bringing all these under a single window.
All details about schemes such as Kanyashree, minority scholarships, vocational training, industrial training, etc. can be accessed through this app.
In addition, information on educational courses, admission procedure, educational infrastructure and placement services will also be available.
All contact information on the government departments and agencies can now be accessed via this app.
One will be able to lodge complaints against departments such as PWD, as well as the municipalities in the district of Bardhaman, the panchayat samitis, and the block and subdivisional offices, regarding basic infrastructure, that is, roads, drinking water, drainage, rural housing, ration card and ration supply, caste certificates, and so on. There is a drop-down menu for selecting the scheme. One can also register grievances related to elections.
To prevent the distress sale of agricultural commodities, a voice interactive system has also been developed by C-DAC for the district of Bardhaman.
The home page of Smart Bardhaman features a beautiful picture of Curzon Gate at night, all lighted up. It was built in Bardhaman town in honour of the visiting Lord Curzon, former Governor-General of India, and is a tourist attraction.
Written by Anushtup Haldar for Team M3.tv
Feature image: Screenshots of the app (play.google.com)
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