- Published: 08 January 2021
Punjab cabinet on Wednesday approved the Punjab State Data Policy (PSDP) to track progress and to provide citizens access to services.
An official spokesperson said the PSDP would be instrumental in leveraging data and technology to optimize service delivery and citizens’ access and participation through user friendly and secure e-governance systems. The data would be efficaciously utilized for evidence-based policy making and programme decision making.
The cabinet also gave a nod to notify PSDP for creating a unified and interoperable data infrastructure for the state. Punjab has now become one of the first states in the country to formulate a comprehensive data policy. Recognizing the potential utility and importance of the data generated by the government departments, organizations, and institutions in the state, the PSDP would define the rules of engagement.
The policy will be a guiding principle for all departments to collect, process, manage and use data for efficient, effective, transparent and accessible service delivery to citizens. It shall serve the purpose of facilitating easy access and sharing of government data, in order to support sustainable and inclusive governance and effective planning, implementation and monitoring of developmental programmes, managing and mitigating disasters and scientific research aiding informed decisions.
Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 01.01.2021