With rising levels of e-literacy and availability of digital infrastructure, demand continues to grow for services that help citizens realize the potential of e-Governance. The state government responded by launching key e-Governance initiatives and by rolling out over 80 e-Governance applications for the people.
Touching 3 million citizens by empowering them with digital literacy and e-services
Delivering high volume transaction services and seamless information flow
Integrated personnel services (SPARK), e-Health, e-Office, and e-Procurement for fast, transparent and efficient services
To help realize the potential of e-Governance, Kerala IT touches ordinary citizens with information, digital inclusion, and e-Governance systems and services. Information delivery takes place through knowledge dissemination centres, called “Akshaya Centres”, which are spread across the state and lie within easy reach of every household. The State Data Centres (SDCs), which form part of the core digital infrastructure, deliver e-Governance services. All SDCs are connected to the Kerala State Wide Area Network (KSWAN), the Network backbone that connects three Network Operating Centres (NOCs), 14 District Head Quarters, 152 Block Head Quarters, and 63 Mini Points of Presence (POPs). To support information delivery and interaction, the Citizens’ Call Centre functions as a single-window facility for providing assistance across government departments, organizations, projects, etc.
The primary drive towards establishing Kerala as the preferred IT destination arises from its rich talent pool, excellent infrastructure and community synergies. The Kerala government acts as a catalyst to facilitate an enabling environment by building world-class IT parks, fostering incubators and forging new tie-ups.
Building an ecosystem for IT-led growth and development through synergistic linkages between the industry, government and academia
Spreading the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship with public-private partnership
Forging ahead with partnerships to accelerate digital transformation
With its continued focus on digital infrastructure and various ongoing digital initiatives, the Government's vision is to bridge the digital divide by 2020, create a digitally empowered society, and achieve sustainable economic growth.
Durable core connectivity infrastructure for India’s first Digital State
2000 WiFi hotspots to connect 30 million people with free Internet
Creating a database of skilled workforce for a world of opportunities
KFON forms an essential part of the Kerala government's ambitious plan to provide Internet connection to BPL families, government offices, hospitals and schools. About 12 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families will be given free Internet connection. About 2000 WiFi hotspots across the state help connected-users in schools, hospitals, offices and houses. Under the WiFi scheme, around 30 million people will have free access to all websites and mobile applications of the state data centre. About 300 MB of free data for public. The skill development platform is a database of 2 lakh specialised engineering hands in the state. By linking engineering colleges with the IT parks at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and elsewhere in the state, SDPK aims to help engineering students upgrade and build their skillsets and enhance employability.
Capacity building initiatives to develop in-house IT teams that are fully equipped to deal with the complexities of managing and implementing e-Governance projects and to reduce dependency on external agencies.
An academic centre of excellence with a strong research core
Towards building a free software, a free society
Helping Kerala’s youth learn new marketable and transferable skills