Arunachal Pradesh today urged the Centre for a special package to augment telecom infrastructure in the state which will not only improve services but meet the need of connectivity required for GST implementation. Chief Minister Pema Khandu made the request during a meeting with Union Minister of IT and Electronics Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss on issues of information technology.
Khandu briefed the minister that Arunachal Pradesh has also accorded top priority to e-Governance and efforts are being made to realise this by making the entire State Civil Secretariat paperless in the days to come. He believed that with the help of information technology, the state government would ensure transparency and accountability in governance, an official release said.
Khandu said the state has been lagging behind in terms of IT and Telecom infrastructure due to rugged and inaccessible terrain, low road density and such other reasons. The CM also requested the IT and telecom ministry to support the state government to do a massive augmentation in the sector.
Khandu also suggested for a policy to subsidize the bandwidth charges in Arunachal Pradesh which would act as an incentive for the private service providers and encourage them to invest in the state.