A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) have been signed between National Institute of Smart Government (NISG) and IBM India to promote e-Governance at the national level.
IBM will provide NISG the technology and the services that will enable the government to better serve individuals or organisations, and to promote partnerships between the government and private enterprises in implementing e-Governance projects. On the other-hand, IBM will share with NISG its e-Governance Framework, which is based on platform independent, open source and open standards technologies including Linux. The Framework, which IBM developed as a result of numerous engagements with governments around the world, combines IBM's services, offerings, researchs and experiences. This move will help India to develop different e-Government applications using open standards and IBM's e-Governance Frameworks.