Oommen Chandy, the Chief Minister of the state of Kerala on June 4 said, that Kerala would be the first state in the country to be fully digitalized. The state will be using e-governance to deliver efficient and transparent services to the public.

Chandy on Monday celebrated his ministry’s first anniversary and at the function unveiled the government’s plan for the next year. The minister said that every citizen in the state would be given an email ID, that would be based on the UID Adhar and all the government based transactions and applications would be done through email.

Chandy even assured that by December 31, all the panchayats will have 4G connectivity with optical fibre broadband. The pensions and scholarships will be distributed through banks and after Kottayam, Palakkad, Kannur and Malappuram districts the rest of the ten districts would be brought under the e-district project to provide certificated online.

The proposed project is likely to be completed by March 31 next year. All the files in the Secretariat will be converted to digital mode by March 31 and even the people will not have to depend on the Right to Information Act after the ‘Ideas’ file tracking system becomes functional at the secretariat.