Government Approves National e-Governance plan

By: Gizbot Bureau

The government on Wednesday approved the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) or e-Kranti, which aims to enhance the portfolio of citizen-centric services and optimum usage of core information and communication technology.

The decision on the programme, which has been envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), was taken by the union cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The vision of e-Kranti is "transforming e-governance for transforming governance".

Government Approves National e-Governance plan

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The mission of e-Kranti is to ensure a government-wide transformation by delivering all government services electronically to citizens through integrated and inter-operable systems via multiple modes, while ensuring efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable costs, the cabinet said in a statement.

The approach and methodology of e-Kranti are fully aligned with the 'Digital India' programme.

The programme management structure approved for the 'Digital India' programme would be used for monitoring implementation of e-Kranti and also for providing a forum to ascertain views of all stakeholders, overseeing implementation, resolving inter-ministerial issues and ensuring speedy sanction of projects.

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Key components of the management structure would consist of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for according approval to projects according to the financial provisions, a monitoring committee on Digital India headed by prime minister, Digital India advisory group chaired by the minister of communications and IT, an apex committee chaired by the cabinet secretary and the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC).

Source: IANS

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