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Dharnaksh portal ‘down’; Reginaldo slams govt

Margao: The Curtorim Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco has alleged that the Government of Goa is not e-governance friendly.
He has informed that since June 1, ‘Dharnaksh’, an e-governance project of the Directorate of Settlement and Land Records has been persistently dysfunctional.

Reginaldo said, “Goemkars are having a tough time in accessing the portal which was mainly constructed to offer them easy online facility on Goa’s Land Records. But due to it being dysfunctional, it now poses sever inconveniences to the daughters and sons of the soil especially the senior citizens and the weaker sections of the society.”

“In the 21st century of the IT driven era, it shows the utter complacency of Directorate of Settlement and Land Records in providing easy online access in respect of survey plans and other land record information,” criticised Reginaldo.

Pointing out that the State government keeps saying that Goa should be placed on the global IT map, he asked, “But how does the government plan to keep up to this when a small e-governance project like Dharnaksh is dysfunctional?”

“Sadly, the authorities are sleeping and offering no solution to the inconvenience caused,” he said.“The government of Goa should wind up its so called e-governance portals and it should get back to manual labour of yesteryears if it cannot keep up to its promises of providing transparent, precise and easy internet access on relevant information connected with pubic information of Goemkars,” he quipped.

“The past fortnight’s episode on dysfunctional Dharnaksh can be looked at as the government’s strategy to prevent common Goemkars with access to relevant and crucial data in regards to land records just as how we see RTI filed responses from the ruling dispensation of Goa being very vague and arbitrary,” the Congress MLA pointed out.

He claimed said that there was doubt lingering in the minds of Goemkars that the government may be involved in a clandestine operation of changing land records. [H]

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