Besides fast delivery of services, Internet technology brings more transparency to the governance and many benefits to the e-governance community. Govt of India undertook many initiatives under its e-governance policy over the last few years, including setting up community information service centres in villages in few states.
PHD Chamber, along with the Department of Information Technology organized a Conclave on e-Governance and m-Governance: Challenges & Opportunities. Amongst the speakers were Rajiv Gauba Additional Secretary, Department for Electronics & Information Technology, N Ravi Shanker, Adminstrator USOF, Shri Ravinder Kumar Chadha, Additional (Lok Sabha) and others.
The prime objective of the conclave was to explore effective strategies for social, financial and digital inclusion and transformation in governance through innovation and technology.
‘If we want to achieve the goal of sustainable development, we need to create enabling ecosystem and address the issue of connectivity, accessibility in a holistic manner', says Ravi Shanker, Adminstrator, USOF in his address. He also spoke about "National Optical Fibre Network" and how m-governance can be a game changer in the future.
‘In order to achieve sustainable development we need to go ahead in a more integrated and systematic manner so as to ensure larger participation from every stakeholders'. ‘Helping people learn how to use new tools and technologies is another important area that demands attention', adds Dr Ravinder Kumar Chadha, Additional Secretary (Lok Sabha).