In a bid to bring good governance, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) organised an event-cum- exhibition on Good Governance Day in New Delhi. The event was inaugurated by the Minister of Communications & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, and was attended by officials of Central government and its agencies, industry partners, netizens, and media personnel.
In his address, the minister said that on the pillars of participation, accountability, transparency and good governance can be effectively achieved through the vision of Digital India. The minister emphasised that simple and inclusive technology has transformative power and is the source of good governance.
“In the last six months, Government of India has taken a number of landmark initiatives. The Digital India programme is committed to taking the cause of good governance forward in letter and spirit,” Prasad added.
The minister in his concluding remarks directed all the officials of the Ministry of Communications and IT that they must ensure that the vision of Digital India becomes a reality.
RS Sharma, Secretary, DeitY said, “The department has taken a number of initiatives like MyGov(Citizen participation platform) , Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System, Jeevan Pramaan, e-Greetings, e-Sampark, National Digital Literacy Mission, e-Governance Competency Framework etc. to promote good governance in the country.”
“Government officials at all levels should contribute to this cause by ensuring effective planning and implementation of various e-Governance programmes. To make it happen, all government officials need to develop a positive mindset for e-Governance and other Information and communication technology (ICT) programmes. They also need to update their ICT skills on a regular basis,” he emphasised.
Some of the key projects launched at the event were Gyansetu – an internet based real time ICT system to provide e-Services to the rural population of India; .bharat domain in Gujarati and Bangla; e-launch of Support International Patent Protection in Electronics & IT scheme (SIP-EIT); and Disbursements under Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme(M-SIPS).
DeitY also organised an exhibition which offered a glimpse of various projects in the areas of software and hardware development, Networking, Services, Mobile, Geographic information system (GIS), Security and health, which were contributing to the cause of ICT enabled Good Governance.