Jaipur: Rajasthan government has requested the Centre to share the Aadhaar data saying that it will be able to properly integrate state-run benefit schemes.
"At this moment, Aadhaar seeding is not available to us. We are still trying to get it. Hope we get it... life will be much more simpler for us," Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said while inaugurating first Rajasthan IT day.
The state-government runs an integrated programme for benefit transfers - Bhamashah Yojna. Under it, the government directly credits benefits to the entitled.
"Aadhaar, Jandhan and Bhamashah, using these three platforms will be able to give Rajasthan a leg up perhaps over most other states," Raje said.
State IT Secretary Akhil Arora said the Supreme Court has only asked the Centre not to share Aadhaar data with private entities because there are privacy concerns, but it can be shared with state governments.
"It will help us (avoid) duplication of work and better deliver state run services. There are many people in the state whose Aadhaar have been generated but not delivered to them by post. We need to complete state data base of people with Aadhaar," Arora said.
Raje inaugurated RajNet which provides conferencing connectivity between state-government offices and gram panchayats.
"Today I am very proud to be able to dedicate RajNet because this network is now going to connect gram panchayat to Jaipur... I believe people in panchayats are going to feel comfortable using this network and getting their work done," Raje said.
Rajasthan had established a metropolitan area network (MAN) in 2005 covering around 48 various offices located in Jaipur city.
Thereafter, the networking for 33 District Collectorates, 240 Block Head Quarters and approximately 3,500 offices located in these District and Block Headquarters under Rajasthan State Wide Area Network (RajSWAN) project was sanctioned.
The state government now envisages to expand the network to cover government offices in all 9,894 Gram Panchayats, 183 municipal areas and other offices in Rajasthan to cater voice, video and data services.
RajNET is envisaged as an integrated platform to provide multimode using both VSAT and telecom, network connectivity,up to gram panchayat level, throughout the state.