“Primarily, the focus of the IT department is to invest in physical infrastructure in terms of connectivity, IT support and services that are required. The second major focus is on skill upgradation of government employees, through two processes. Each department has nodal officers, both at secretariat level and at directorate level, who continually hosts and run training programs for government employees, aimed for their skilling and upgradation”, asserted an optimistic M Sivashankar, Secretary, Information Technology and Electronics, Government of Kerala during a tete-a-tete with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCitiesWorld. Excerpts as below:
With disposal of solid waste emerging as a great concern in the state, Kerala government is getting ready to conduct a survey, covering 60 lakh houses, to collect data about existing waste management systems in the state.