The Department of Information & Technology (DIT), has notified the mobile short code 51969 for SMS and IVR based service delivery for m-Governance services. The SMS gateway had been launched with the roll out of m-governance services in Goa in July. The Department, which had conducted a consultation round on the Draft Consultation Paper on Mobile Governance Policy Framework, will notify the standards for applications by October, informed Shankar Aggarwal, Additional Secretary, DIT. Speaking at a conference on e-Governance and Mobile Payments, at the Smart Cards Expo in New Delhi, he said that the DIT intends to complete the development of mobile service delivery applications by December 2011. He also added that since the Government intends to connect all village panchayats by Fibre in the next two years, Biometrics combined with an online database like the UID might replace smart cards, which are…
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