Kerala becomes first state to go over to m-governance

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 2 (IANS) With Kerala having the maximum number of mobile phones in the country, the state is implementing m-governance to let people avail services of 90 state government departments.

M-governance, being implemented by the Kerala State IT Mission, is the first of its kind in the country.

Under the project, services of various government departments and organisations are enabled through an integrated service delivery infrastructure platform in a plug-and-play style.

Kerala has population of over 3.30 crore, of which 35 lakh people use mobile phones.

"Citizens accessing government services through mobile phones could be a radical concept in Kerala," said P.H. Kurian, principal Secretary, information technology department.

The Kerala State Information Technology Mission is the nodal agency for implementing m-governance and MobME Wireless is the service provider.

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