‘NICCI Digi-Dost’ Chatbot to assist people in availing digital services now

JAMMU, JANUARY 24: Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today launched a digital initiative of providing chat bot aided assistance to the applicants making online applications for different services through e-UNNAT platform.

On the occasion Commissioner Secretary, IT and Information Departments; Commissioner Secretary Cooperatives; Secretary PD&MD; Secretary GAD; Deputy Commissioners; SIO NIC; other scientists and officers from the NIC and IT Department were present.

Dr Mehta complimented the IT Department and the local chapter of NIC for developing this facility for public. He impressed upon them to take it to the next level so that it guides people about the timelines and methods for applying for specific services.

He maintained that the Chatbots like Alexa and Siri have been very successful and should actually guide us in upgrading the ‘Digidost’. He underscored the need of including all the instructions, methods, requirements and information about making applications for the benefit of service seekers.

The Chief Secretary further stated that in order to assess the satisfaction level of public about the quality of services, an IVRS based feedback should be taken from the applicants. He remarked that the same should subsequently be upgraded by establishment of call centre for providing all kinds of assistance to the public.

The Chief Secretary maintained that the digital system has simultaneously given rise to transparency. He remarked that transparency as a rule is having the sunshine effect that acts as cure for several ills prevailing before. He advised the officers to work towards integration of all these services with RAS besides creating the facility for auto-appeal for service within  timelines by various departments.

He also took feedback from the Deputy Commissioners about the status of online services in their districts. He asked from them about the response of people besides ways to help them  in availing services. He took note of the working of control rooms established in the districts. He told them to provide a Whatsapp number to public for registering their grievances and instant feedback.

Dr Mehta directed the concerned to notify the rates for availing different services from CSCs across J&K. He emphasized  that the rates should be standardized for all of services offered and uniform across the UT besides ensuring their smooth availability for the public.

The meeting was informed that 387 services have been integrated with e-Unnat now. It was further revealed that in coming days more than 400 services would be on boarded with this platform. It was said that the Department is working untiringly in integrating all the relevant services with the platforms like Meri Pehchan, Service Plus and DigiLocker besides making auto-appeal provision applicable for them.