Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has given the go-ahead to Rs 147.55 crore for the establishment of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for IT Development and E-Governance in Jaipur, in order to advance data and cyber security, the official statement said.
In addition to enhancing the technological skills of state technical graduates, the Rajasthan government said that the new centre will help reduce cybercrimes in the state and raise awareness of online fraud.
Also, at this institute, the knowledge and abilities needed for the usage of blockchain technology will be established.
According to the statement, the Gehlot government has set aside Rs 100 crores in the state budget for the fiscal year 2023–2024 to create the centre at Khaitan Polytechnic College in Jaipur.
The statement noted, “A digital ecosystem will be developed at the institute for blockchain, cyber security, IFMS and data security. Tools and software will be available to develop and implement useful IT products and solutions to strengthen e-governance.”
The statement further detailed, “These software, devices and platforms etc., will be available as a service for academic, industrial, government and start-up ecosystems. Research and related work will be carried out with the latest technology in the cyber range, a blockchain platform and the IT sector.”
Notably, CM Gehlot had already included a statement about the center’s creation in the budget.
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