Provide faster Internet to the public, CM to BSNL

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GUWAHATI: The Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to strengthen the Internet services and make it faster for the common public. 

Speaking in a review meeting on Wednesday with officials of the IT department and BSNL, Sonowal stressed that the people of Assam’s hill districts should be able to use faster Internet services and be benefited by it.

The BSNL officials informed the CM that at present 1350 village panchayats have been connected through optical fiber and almost 95% of the first phase work is over. The second phase work will end by March next year, informed the officials.

The CM raised concern about the bank accounts opened by tea garden workers after de-monetisation and said that they should not suffer due to poor Internet connection.

The CM directed the National Informatics Council to facilitate E-Office process so that the citizens have information regarding the movement of their files from wherever they want.

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