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Indian PM reviews National e-Governance Plan

15 July 2013

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The Indian Prime Minister’s Committee desired that a National e-Governance Academy should be established as a national institution.


The Indian Prime Minister’s Committee on the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) held its second meeting on 1st July 2013 to review the progress of implementation of NeGP.

The committee had set up two expert groups in its last meeting, for preparation of an HR policy for e-Governance headed by Nandan Nilekani and for NeGP chaired by Dr Sam Pitroda.

The recommendations of both the committees will be of immense benefit for fast tracking the implementation of all e-Governance initiatives in the country. The meeting reviewed the implementation of the recommendations of these committees.

The Committee also emphasized on issues like outcome orientation of ‘e-TAAL’ (e-Transactions Aggregation and Analysis Layer). The portal is expected to enhance the outcome focus of e-Governance programmes across the country.

Considering the requirement for an apex institution in the domain of capacity building, training and R&D for e-Governance, the Committee desired that a National e-Governance Academy be established as a national institution.

The Committee also discussed how the emergence of new technologies, concepts and platforms such as cloud computing, mobile platform and the advent of ‘Aadhaar’ can be leveraged to make the NeGP more effective and speed up its implementation.

Incorporating the latest technological advancements and new service delivery mechanisms in NeGP would usher the country into a new era of e-governance.

It will be possible to provide ICT infrastructure on demand for implementation of these projects. Integration of the Aadhaar platform in e-governance projects would help in inter-operability, electronic authentication and faster delivery of services to the intended recipients.

Further, the integration of the mobile platform for service delivery would enable the government to reach out to citizens in the remotest corners of the country.

The NeGP was approved by the Indian government of India in May 2006, with the vision to “Make all Government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at affordable costs”.

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