The Kerala Government launched K-SMART (Kerala Solutions for Managing Administrative Reformation and Transformation), which will bring all services of the three-tier local self-government institutions on a unified digital platform.

Launching the digital project, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said this is the first such initiative in the country that the entire bouquet of services of a department is being made available to the public on a digital platform. “Kerala is showing the way in using modern technology. Kerala is the first state in the country to declare Internet access a fundamental right. K-SMART would provide a major relief to expatriates who want to avail various services of the local bodies without visiting the offices.

This initiative will reduce the digital divide in society,’’ he said.