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‘Jan Soochna’ portal launched in Rajasthan: All you need to know

September 14, 2019, 6:47 am

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Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and chief secretary DB Gupta on the occassion of Jan Soochna portal launch.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has launched ‘Jan Soochna’ portal that will enable people to get information from different government departments without having to submit an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The portal has been in the works for the past two years. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot unveiled it at Birla Auditorium on Friday.

The portal will provide information about departments related to public services. In the first phase, 13 government departments and 23 schemes have been connected with the portal including free medicine, loan waivers, short-term loans and mining allotments. The portal will soon cover other departments also.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that the people won’t need to file RTI applications and do rounds of government offices to get information. All sorts of information related to public dealing departments will be available through ‘Jan Soochna’.

He said that it takes several days to get information under RTI, but the information will be available at a few clicks through this portal.

“I have an emotional connection to the conception of the right to information. We became the first state to implement ‘’Right to Information’ in the country,” said Gehlot.

Gehlot said that while the Congress government is making governance accessible in the state, the Narendra Modi government is creating a sense of fear among people in the county.

“Two people have resigned from IAS in the past 15 days. In order to make themselves heard, the government officials have to quit their jobs in the Modi government era ,” Gehlot said.

Deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot said that this portal will bring transparency in the functioning of the government departments.

“Rajasthan is the first state that is making information related to over a dozen government departments accessible at a few clicks through this portal,” Pilot said.

First published: September 14, 2019