Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Secretary, Naveen Verma visited the BPO centre on June 8 at IT & C Directorate building, Thizama Road. (DIPR Photo)
KOHIMA, JUNE 8 (MExN): A review meeting was held with the Secretary, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Naveen Verma and Secretary, NEC, Ram Muivah (IAS) with various departments at the Secretariat conference hall, Kohima on June 8.
The meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Temjen Toy (IAS) reviewed North Eastern Council (NEC) funded projects, including those which are ongoing and which have been delayed for two years since the scheduled date of completion.
Secretary DoNER, Naveen Verma suggested that a branded honey from Nagaland should be out in the market through the Nagaland Honey Mission so as to promote the indigenous produces which are in abundance in the State.
He requested the departments to submit the detailed reports to the concerned authority at the stipulated time frame given to them. He also directed and encouraged the department to use the funds efficiently and target to bring sustainable development through the projects in the state. Verma meanwhile informed that on-going liability projects which are not in the guideline will be discontinued.
AHODs and HODs of various departments discussed in detail the status of the ongoing projects and shared their views, grievances and challenges faced by them to implement and complete the projects at the scheduled date. The review meeting also deliberated on the execution of schemes and status in the utilization of funds in various departments.
Vote of thanks was delivered by Secretary NEC Ram Muivah (IAS). The visiting dignitaries from the Ministry of DoNER and NEC inspected NEC funded projects in the State.
Verma meanwhile also visited the BPO centre at IT&C new Directorate Building, Thizama Road. He also lauded the Commissioner and Secretary, IT&C and the department for setting up a BPO centre as well as the upcoming Software Technology Park of India (STPI) at the new directorate building.
He asked the Department of Information Technology and Communication to ensure that the upcoming IT infrastructure as well as the SPTI facility reaches the common masses and emphasis be given to the upcoming entrepreneurs for startups as Nagaland has the potential to become a productive state.
He urged the department and the BPO employees to contribute innovative ideas as it is important for a society to grow, improve standard of living and provide people with better opportunities in life.
Verma also informed that the National Information Infrastructure (NII), commissioned in Peren district, should be made usable by the common people reminding that Information Technology is the only sector that can bridge the gap in remote areas.
Commissioner and Secretary IT&C, KD Vizo in his opening remark highlighted the initiatives of the department and sought cooperation from the Ministry, while also assuring of the department’s commitment to make the state the next IT hub in South East Asia.
The programme was attended by department officials and BPO employees.